Excellent soup. We loved it. We just used regular bowls, but shallow would be even better. The relish (which is delicious) disappears too much in a deeper bowl.
I gave this 5 stars. My mom and I loved this soup. My family did not. I made this to go with our Thanksgiving dinner last year. I left out the cran-apple relish. I could not find canned pumpkin puree so I just used canned pumpkin. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe. Christine (internetnut)
I just made this soup for our Thanksgiving starter ('06). I followed exactly but used half & half instead of cream. It was plenty creamy enough. The relish is EXCELLENT - it sounded so strange that I considered leaving it out. I served it on the side letting the guests add their own. I would recommend doubling the relish - it is great on its own! A dollop of Creme Fraiche was a classy addition too.
I tried this last year after seeing it on the Food Network. It is delicious and different! The sweet/savory combination really works well. However, the Food Network website did change the poultry or thyme seasoning to read 2 Teaspoons (instead of 2 Tablespoons) after some complaints that the larger amount was a typo. I tried the lesser amount and found it just right for us!