New England Butternut Bisque

Butternut squash is a staple in New England, where it turns up in stuffings, pies and soups, as well as side dishes. This soup is a natural in the autumn, and, in fact, makes a special first course for Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to the seasonings we’ve used to give it some zip, we’ve dressed it up with a little cinnamon and vanilla to bring out the natural sweetness of this delicious squash.