Magically Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Makes 8 servings
|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|
|1-1/2||teaspoons curry powder|
|Additional chicken broth, if needed|
|Pumpkin seeds, raisins or whipping cream for garnish (optional)|
- 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.
- 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.
- Sprinkle each serving with pumpkin seeds and/or raisins, if desired, or drizzle cream on top of soup to make a Halloween design.
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