You can enjoy this flavourful soup all year round by using fresh pumpkin in the fall and canned pumpkin purée at other times. It’s delicious! Winter squashes such as butternut or Hubbard are excellent substitutes.Prep time given is for canned pumpkin. Personal note: when I want to use fresh pumpkin I slow bake it whole, then open it and remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh. It's slower but so much easier for hands that have lost a lot of strength.