Magically Spiced Pumpkin Soup
by the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine
Yield: Makes 8 servings
1 tablespoon oil
1 large sweet onion (such as Walla Walla), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 slices (1/4-inch thick) fresh ginger
2-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
2 cans (15 ounces each) solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup half-and-half
1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
Additional chicken broth, if needed
Pumpkin seeds, raisins or whipping cream for garnish (optional)
1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion, apple and ginger. Cook and stir 10 minutes over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until apple is tender.
2. Pour onion mixture into blender; purée. Return to saucepan. Add pumpkin, remaining 2 cups chicken broth, half-and-half, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. If soup is too thick, add additional broth, a little at a time, until soup reaches desired consistency. Cook until heated through.
3. Sprinkle each serving with pumpkin seeds and/or raisins, if desired, or drizzle cream on top of soup to make a Halloween design.
Mmmmmm! Comfort food that’s good for you.