How To Make Pumpkin Soup

Although the pumpkin craze has blown up in the last couple of years, the soup has been a Thanksgiving staple for decades. This rich, creamy dish has all the benefits of a vegetable soup with the flavor of something far more indulgent, making it the perfect appetizer for your holiday feast. Who says the pumpkin fun has to stop when Halloween is over? We have an entire winter ahead of us and are just getting started with all of our favorite pumpkin creations!

We’re teaching you how to make a delicious and decadent pumpkin soup in this online cooking class. Serve it up at your holiday dinners or even make it on a weeknight, these easy and healthy soup needs to be in your life.

Pumpkin Soup

4 tbsp of butter
3 celery stalks (chopped)
1 medium onion
4 tbsp flour
¼ cup maple syrup
6 cups of chicken stock
2 cups of heavy cream
1 (28 ounce) pumpkin puree
½ tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper

1. Heat a medium pot over medium to medium high heat. Add the butter and melt, add celery, and onion. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are translucent about 5 to 6 minutes, add flour and poultry seasoning. Cook the flour for a minute.
2. Add the chicken stock, and bring to a simmer, add pumpkin puree, incorporate into the broth. Simmer the soup for 8 minutes to thicken a bit then add the heavy cream, nutmeg and maple syrup. Puree the soup. Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.

Apple Relish

1 honey crisp apple
¼ red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp Lime juice
½ cup sweet cranberries
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp ground cinnamon

1. While the soup is cooking assemble the relish, combine the apple, onion, lime juice, cranberries, chili powder, honey and cinnamon.
2. Served soup in a warm bowl, topped with the relish.

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