This Spicy Pumpkin Soup recipe was originally printed in Oprah’s magazine O. The recipe was altered slightly by the writers at SimplyRecipes.com with the addition of heavy cream. This reviewer believes this adaptation to be the best pumpkin soup recipe around.
With the perfect blend of sweet and spicy this recipe is pleasing to the all the senses. Be not concerned about the amount of spice in this recipe. Children will be pleased by the taste just as much as adults. The recipe calls for an array of spices that can be adjusted in accordance to your preference.
Red pepper flakes, corriander, curry, and cayenne pepper blended with the pumpkin puree make this soup a delicious blend of sweet and spicy. The addition of heavy cream and brown sugar marry together harmoniously to bring a smooth and delicious texture.
The flavors of fall sure are present in this Spicy Pumpkin Soup. One could serve this simply in a bowl, a bread bowl, or a hollowed out sugar pumpkin to really wow your guests.
This recipe yields 8 servings:
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- 3 (15 oz) cans 100 percent pumpkin or 6 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin*
- 5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)**
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute more.
2 Add pumpkin and 5 cups of chicken broth; blend well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
3 Transfer soup, in batches, to a blender or food processor. Cover tightly and blend until smooth. Return soup to saucepan.
4 With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add milk while stirring to incorporate. Add cream. Adjust seasonings to taste. If a little too spicy, add more cream to cool it down. You might want to add a teaspoon of salt.
Baltimore City residents can purchase the ingredients for this recipe at the following locations:
Fresh & Green
1020 West 41st Street
Baltimore, MD. 21211
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD. 21211
Eddies of Roland Park
5113 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD. 21210