Smoking the squash with alder wood smoking chips gives this warming soup an intense and distinctive flavour beyond compare. I always make a lot because the smoking time is an hour to two, but this recipe can also be cut in half.
This soup was amazing. Everyone in the house had second and thirds. I wouldn't tell my son what was in it until his third bowl. He doesn't do veggies. I shortened this process considerabley by cooking in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. Then split them and backed on cedar planks in the oven until soft. (soaked cedar planks) I also add 1 tsp. of liquid smoke to off set the non grilling. Make a double batch it goes fast. - 20 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious! I didnt make it exactly as the recipe called for but it turned out amazing anyway- I didnt smoke the squash-I baked it in the oven until it was soft and scooped it out after. I used turkey bacon instead (it has a smokey flavour too it) cut the butter and sour cream in half too. I wish I had doubled the recipe as it did not last long!! I topped it off with a few toasted pumpkin seeds and yum yum yum! - 09 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a great addition to Thanksgiving. If you have a smoker the acorn squash can be cooked for a few hours at the same time as the turkey, which gives it exceptional flavor. A keeper for sure! - 22 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)