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.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Reprise -- Pumpkin Soup an October Tradition

Pumpkin foods abound in October -- from pumpkin pies, tarts, cakes, coffeecakes, cookies to even soups. Not all are made with "real" pumpkin (pumpkin that I've roasted myself) but rather, alas, with the kind that comes in a can.

This is an early post -- done when I first started Lines from Linderhof. It's Sunday and it's time for Sunday Favorites. So please join Chari at Happy to Design to see other favorite posts this Sunday.

And yes, we will have the pumpkin soup next week! It's time for pumpkin!

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.


Carol said...

Love the dishes and the pumpkin soup recipe sounds delish too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I've never had pumpkin soup, but it sounds good! I love pumpkin pie, bread, etc! Monday I'm going to the Women's Club Luncheon and they are serving pumpkin soup! If it's like your recipe, I'm sure I will like it!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

So nice to have you for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend!

I have never had pumpkin soup but it really does sound delicious. I'll have to give it a try! You mentioned in the recipe to sautee onion in the butter but you didn't list how much onion that you use? Thank you for sharing your pumpkin soup recipe with us for Sunday Favorites!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

On Crooked Creek said...

I'm beginning to realize it's time for pumpkin recipes. . .pumpkin bread, for sure! Elegant blue soup bowls with their individual trays!
You've inspired me to change out my tablescape and put out my favorite dishes this week! Hm-m-m- or maybe this week we'll put out "Mr. Ed's" favorites? ? ?

Anonymous said...

What a lovely reprise. I do love everything pumpkin, and pumpkin soup is definitely comfort food!

Diann said...

Oh, this sounds like a yummy recipe. I will have to give it a try!

Pondside said...

When we lived in Oklahoma we were invited out for Pumpkin soup. What a surprise it was to find that one of the garnishes was popcorn.
I'm sure the soup is delicious, but anything would be wonderful in those bowls!

Rose H (UK) said...

I think those blue & white dishes are 'souper' Martha!
That recipe certainly sounds delicious.

Bernideen said...

Lovely recipe and photos! I like it with apples in it too!