Pureed pumpkin makes an excellent soup, well suited to holiday presentation. Creamy and delicious, its earthy goodness is accentuated by parsley and mint.

Holiday Pumpkin Soup

Holiday Pumpkin Soup
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Serves: 6
  • 4 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 4 pounds fresh pumpkin
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Cups half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • chopped mint for garnish
  1. Peel, seed, and cook pumpkin.
  2. Make broth with bouillon.
  3. Cut pumpkin into 1" cubes and place in broth. Simmer for 5 minutes, then puree in blender.
  4. Return puree to heat; add half & half and molasses.
  5. Add butter, ginger and nutmeg; simmer 10 minutes. Add parsley; simmer 10 minutes more.
  6. Serve with fresh chopped mint on top.
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