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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

For Autumn. This soup is smooth and flavorful. The addition of ginger lends a sweet and spicy flavor to a traditional seasonal dish. The cinnamon croutons are lovely and make the soup reminiscent of pumpkin pie.
(I swiped this from Kaliblue)

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 slices whole wheat bread
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spread butter mixture evenly over one side of each bread slice. Place bread, buttered side up, on a baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until bread is crisp and topping is bubbly. Cut each slice of bread into 8 small triangles or squares.

Sauté onion in butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add 1 can chicken broth; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

Transfer broth mixture into the container of a blender or processor. Process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan. Add remaining can of broth, pumpkin, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground pepper; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in whipping cream and heat through. Do not boil. Ladle into individual soup bowls. Top each serving with Cinnamon Croutons.

Serves 6.

3 Comments:

Blogger Babsbitchin said...

I act like I know it all, have done and seen all. But I've never had Pumpkin Soup.Now, I did have fresh blueberry soup, chilled in a martini glass with real whip cream and that was good. I'll have to try this.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

i've never had pumpkin soup either but i sure want to give this a try, soup that tastes like pie sounds like a hell of an idea.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

chuck, I know, I'm tri-sexual, I'll give anything a whirl once. Oh, wait, that's not the subject, wrong blog. Yea, I'd try it. My sister's talking about making it for Thanksgiving because we always have extra. If you try it first, let me know!

3:50 PM  

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