Pumpkin Soup

I figured I would start this off right with a little something I learned from my mom.  My mom has taught me a lot about cooking and still receives random phone calls and messages asking for her help.  Here it is, a sweet pumpkin soup reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Ingredients:

2 c pumpkin puree (I prefer fresh)*

1/4 c milk (any kind will do and add more to taste if needed)

1 tbsp butter

¼ tsp clove

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp ginger

½ tsp cinnamon

Brown Sugar to taste

Apples Optional

 

Directions:

All of the spices, milk, and sugar are on an add to taste basis but I tried to give some sort of actual measurement.  Some people will like more cinnamon or more sugar than I do.  Combine all of this in a pot and heat on low so as to not burn.   Serve on a chilly day with a pumpkin muffin and enjoy!

Optional: Add 1/2 a cup of unsweetened apple sauce or throw an older apple in a food processor and add it to the mix.  Be careful with sugar in this so as to not make it too sweet.

This has a taste similar to but not nearly as sweet as pumpkin pie.  For something fun add some crushed graham cracker to the top!

 

*If anyone is unaware as to how to make your own pumpkin puree from a pumpkin see this wonderful website: http://www.pickyourown.org/pumpkincooking.php

I don’t strictly use pie pumpkins I use the big jack-o-lanterns as well.  They aren’t as sweet but sugar is always an option!

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2 responses to “Pumpkin Soup

  1. 🙂 The original recipe was learned from your grandpa! Just a note on the type of pumpkin… there’s a different texture you end up with as well with a carving pumpkin. I’m liking your blog page!

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