Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pumpkin soup -- an October tradition

The first cool day in October, we crave pumpkin soup. An easy soup to make for it's not made with pie pumpkins but rather with a can of pumpkin. Pie spices and cream make for an unusual soup which is a great starter for a company Saturday meal.
The blue and white dishes are perfect for soup and have little lids to keep the soup warm. I love blue and white dishes -- they need not have to match! Finding eight of these was a treasure indeed.


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

Saute onion in butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add 1 can chicken broth; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover and 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 pepper; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in whipping cream and heat through. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.


Mary Bergfeld said...

How wonderfully simple! I have to give this a try. It looks beautiful in your blue bowls.

Anonymous said...

I love pumpkin soup in the fall, too. This looks so Yummy!

Emily said...

This is a favorite of mine! Your bowls are beautiful too!