Autumn Essentials: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

Certain times of the year just cry out for certain types of soup, and I can’t think of a better time for yummy pumpkin soup than Autumn... Can you? The smells that fill the test kitchen as it lovingly simmers are the quintessential smells of Autumn; they seem to blend seamlessly with the crisp air, and the multi-colored leaves falling from the trees. Ah, how I love this season. Outside by a cozy fire pit, or in the sanctuary of your home, a warm bowl of this yummy goodness is the perfect way to end a perfect Autumn day. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  •   1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  •   1 medium
    yellow onion, diced
  •   2 clove
    garlic minced
  •   1 Tbsp
    cumin
  •   1 Tbsp
    coriander
  •   1 Tbsp
    ginger, freshly ground
  •   1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  •   1 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  •   1 tsp
    turmeric
  •   1 tsp
    cinnamon
  •   1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  •   15 oz
    (1 can) fresh pumpkin puree
  •   1 1/2 c
    vegetable or chicken stock, not broth
  •   13 oz
    (1 can) organic coconut milk
  •   2 Tbsp
    fresh honey
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How To Make

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    Gather Your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven, or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • 4
    Add the onions, and the garlic.
  • 5
    Sauté until the onions begin to soften, and slightly brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the salt, pepper, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, and coriander, and stir until combined and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • 7
    Add the pumpkin puree, stock, honey, and coconut milk.
  • 8
    Bring the pot to a light simmer.
  • 9
    Simmer for about 10 minutes, and during that time taste and further season the soup, if necessary.
  • 10
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 11
    Place in some homey bowls, and serve while still nice and warm. You might even garnish with a bit of sour cream. Enjoy.
  • 12
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
  • 13
    ADDITIONAL RECIPES
  • 14
    Here are some tips on making your own pumpkin puree: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/cake/pumpkin-puree-tips.html?p=2
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