Pumpkin Soup

When this thick soup boils it reminds me of the paint pots at Yellowstone National Park, all glug and bloop. You know, if I had this to do again, I would leave the carrots completely out of it. Carrots and pumpkins have only their color in common—I don’t think they are really complimentary mates in the same soup bowl.

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Pumpkin Soup

Adapted from Penzeys Spices

2 TB. butter

1 onion, peeled and chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

2 TB. flour

1 large can pumpkin purée (or 2 regular 14-15-oz. cans OR use a small baking pumpkin that you have baked, scooped out, and pureed—I did thanks to my CSA!)

3 Cups vegetable or chicken broth

1 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ tsp. sugar

¼ tsp. thyme

Melt the butter in a stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook until soft, stirring frequently-10-15 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring well until there are no little flour lumps. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Purée in a blender or food processor if desired. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

pumpkin soup

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