Squash and Sweet Potato Soup Shooters

3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
1 lb. sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tsp. ancho chili powder
½ tsp. paprika
1 qt. chicken stock or broth, plus more for thinning the soup
½ cup heavy cream
- freshly ground Kowalski's Sea Salt and Black Peppercorns, to taste
- garnishes, as desired: fresh pomegranate seeds, pepitas, crème fraîche, sliced fresh sage leaves

In a large pot, melt butter and oil over medium heat; add next 6 ingredients, through paprika. Cook until squash is slightly soft (about 15 min.), stirring occasionally; add stock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until squash is soft. Add cream; blend in blender. Add additional stock (or water), if desired, to reach preferred consistency; season to taste with salt and pepper. Use a spouted pitcher to pour soup into 2-3 oz. shot glasses. Garnish individual servings as desired.

Good to Know:

  • Ready-to-use peeled, seeded, diced squash and sweet potatoes and fresh pomegranate seeds are available in the Produce Department.
  • Pepitas are available in the Bulk Foods Section.