Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Oolala

The Middle School cooking teacher gave me a recipe for a soup that smelled so good I HAD to ask for it-it was a mushroom-tomato bisque that I just posted but on the same sheet was this soup recipe that sounds like it would be good so I thought I would post it as well. It is from a 1996 magazine.

Top Review by abintl

I saw this same recipe on another site which people liked. I followed the recipe verbatim & it was pretty good though I felt the onions overpowered the dish. All I tasted was onion & not the pear or pumpkin. I used Yellow onions. If I make it again I will reduce it to 1/4 cup. It was real easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine onion, water and bouillon granules in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes, or until the onion is very tender; cool slightly.
  3. Transfer mixture to a blender container or food processsor bowl.
  4. Add pumpkin.
  5. Cover and blend or process till smooth.
  6. Return pumpkin mixture to saucepan and stir in half and half or light cream, pear nectar, ginger, and white pepper.
  7. Cook and stir until heated through.
  8. Ladle into soup bowls.
  9. If desired , garnish each serving with pear slices.

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