Saturday, 9 October 2010

'Everything Pumpkin' - DAY 9: Spiked Pumpkin Soup


This silky, slightly sweet soup is a fitting starter for various holiday entrées, including roast turkey, ham, or pork tenderloin. Bourbon enhances the natural sweetness of the pumpkin.

Yield: 9 servings (serving size: about 1 cup soup, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 teaspoon parsley).

Ingredients
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/3 cup bourbon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 (29-ounce) can pumpkin
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
9 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, ginger, cumin, and garlic cloves; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in cider, bourbon, syrup, pumpkin, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Place half of pumpkin mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed mixture into a large bowl. Repeat process with remaining pumpkin mixture. Return pureed mixture to pan. Stir in milk, flour, salt, and pepper; cook until thoroughly heated (do not boil), stirring frequently. 

Serve with sour cream. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Click HERE to go to original recipe, from Cooking Light 2005.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know the story of pumpkin soup?
    As in the childrens book about the duck, the squirrel and the cat?
    Its very lovely
    Bonnie
    :)

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