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  • Aug 21st 2019
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Blending Time:  2 minutes
Total Time:  50 minutes
Makes:  6 servings
Love pumpkin soup? This healthy and easy roasted pumpkin soup is the perfect dish to whip up on a cool winters night... Simply let it simmer away on your stove top until you are ready to enjoy!
Whilst the below recipe doesn't specifically call for garlic, onions or clove, they make delicious additions to an already incredible soup - simply add to your pumpkin soup mix on the stovetop to your personal taste.
 
Bonus:  this pumpkin soup is the perfect make-ahead meal for midweek dinners! Simply freeze and use as desired.



Ingredients

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Shallots
  • 3 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tsp  Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken or vegetable broth, hot
  • 1/2 cup Thickened cream, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Freshly-grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 Tsp Ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup Sour cream or coconut cream (for garnish)
  • Toasted pepitas (for garnish)

Method

  1. To prepare your pumpkin soup, position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 200ºC. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Chop the pumpkin in half and use a soup spoon to scrape out the seeds and fibers. Chop the apples in half and core them. Peel the shallots, remove the root end, and cut them in half. Generously brush the interior meat of the pumpkin halves with olive oil and sprinkle  salt and pepper over them before placing them cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the cut sides of the apples and shallots with olive oil, and arrange them cut side down beside the pumpkin. Roast the tray of pumpkin, apples and shallots until the pumpkin is tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes. (By then, the apples will have burst from their skins and the shallots will be tender.)
  3. To prepare the homemade pumpkin puree, use a spoon to scrape out the meat of the chopped pumpkin and apples (discard the skins) and put it in the blender along with the roasted shallots. Add 2 cups of the broth and blend on speed 1 of your KitchenAid blender until pureed, about 1 minute (scraping down the sides of the blender half way through). Pour half the mixture into a soup pot, then add the remaining broth to the blender, along with the cream, sugar, nutmeg, and cayenne. Blend on speed 1 until smooth and well incorporated. Add this mixture to the pot and stir to incorporate. Bring the soup to a low simmer before serving. Your pumpkin soup is almost ready! For tips on how to easily clean your blender, simply click here. For additional uses for your blender, click here.
  4. While the soup is heating, make the sour cream garnish. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream with 1 Tbsp of water or broth. Whisk to a consistency that can be easily drizzled or poured, adding slightly more liquid, if needed.
  5. To serve this delicious and healthy pumpkin soup, drizzle or swirl the soup with the sour cream garnish, and sprinkle toasted pepitas over top.