Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
I started making this soup years ago to copy a local restaurants, and after becoming frustrated at attempting to cook my own sugar pumpkins with very mixed and time consuming results!! This soup is from pantry ingredients, saves wonderfully and is always a big hit, even for people who say- Gross! Pumpkin soup!
- 1 (29 ounce) canof packed pumpkin
- 1 medium sweet onion (viadlia or maui)
- 6 cups of canned chicken stock or 6 cups vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 cup cream
- Very Finely chop onion and saute in a small amount of butter until very soft and starting to caramelize.
- Then add pumpkin, stock, salt, pepper, spices and sweetening to taste.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, leave uncovered and chase the kids, clean the house, etc for one hour (or more)!
- After at least one hour, combine water and flour until thoroughly mixed.
- Increase heat and add to soup, boil until thickened (maybe a couple of minutes) Remove from heat and add cream.
- Enjoy with a good bread.
- Great prepared ahead!
- Cook until cream step, save in frig or freeze, then add cream in right before serving.
Lovely soup recipe. I kept the onions kind of chunky because my husband feels like he's eating baby food without some chunks in his soup. I also just did 3 TBS of maple syrup and skipped the brown sugar. It was plenty sweet for us. Used two 15 oz cans of organic pumpkin, and homemade turkey stock. Then I topped it with sour cream rather than adding cream, and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.
Delicious. The only thing I would suggest is to start with a lower amount of sugar and not add more until it simmers for a while. I used the full amount and loved it sweet but dh didn't agree.
I have always wanted to try a pumpkin soup. The taste was ok, however, I think it may just have been me. The soup tasted fine up until the addition of the chicken stock and it may have been due to it being homemade (although I always use homemade). I recommend a store bought variety for those who intend to make this. Personally I'm not a big fan of the onion/pumpkin together either.