This is absolutely fantastic. I used two pumpkins, about 3.5 lbs total and put I. 1 large onion and half of another. Added exactly the measurements of these spices. I didn't have whipping cream so added sour cream. Now I have to say, I added 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, you could add maple syrup. It just needed something that was missing with all those yummy spices. Oh my goodness perfection. Love love love this and will make it again. I ended up with a crock pot full and just in time for fall. I work at a college and we order pumpkin bisque soup every year at this time because it is so delicious. I think this one is better than our chefs! Fabulous and warm in the tummy!