Monday, October 18, 2010

Mmm...Monday... Pumpkin Love in a Bowl

I'm a little late getting into the spirit of fall, but the weather has finally cooled down over here (low 90's-high 80's...that's pretty good for AZ), and I'm finally feeling Autumn love! It's about time too, with Halloween around the corner and Thanksgiving peering around the bend!
Well, I have this passion for soups...and stews...and chowders. Pretty much anything hot you eat with a spoon from a bowl. It's ultimate comfort food. But, because it is fall and pumpkins are the star of the season, I wanted to share this delectable recipe with you! If you like all the tastiness of pumpkins, you will love this soup! I found it a few years ago, and I've made it every year since. I've been told it is like liquid Pumpkin Pie... I don't know if that speaks to you. Not being a pumpkin pie lover (it's about the ONLY thing pumpkin I don't like), it sounds weird to me, but *ANYHOO*--- It IS tasty! Try it for yourself and see!

I hope you enjoy it!Creamy Pumpkin Soup

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 small onion, chopped

1-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

1 can (14.5 fl. oz.) chicken broth

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin (not pie filling)

1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and sugar; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft. Add broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, evaporated milk and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. remove from heat.

Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender (in's HOT!). If you have a hand blender...even better! Process until smooth. return to saucepan. Serve warm.

Yields: 5 servings

That's it! It's really easy, and it only takes about 25-30 minutes to make. Mmm!

Enjoy and have a splendorous day!

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  1. This sounds super yummy! I will have to give it a try because I love all things pumpkin :)

  2. This sounds really good! My husband loves fall...i think mainly b/c that is when people have pumpkin flavored food. I think we will be trying this soup. thanks for sharing!

  3. I have copied and pasted this recipe. I will try it! It looks so decadent!

  4. YUM! This looks amazing and so regal! Can't wait to make this!!! Please make sure you stop by for my first ever cooking link party!


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