We love the fine line between sweet and savory that an ingredient like pumpkin conveys. In our pumpkin soup, we created a balance of sweet and spicy with the addition of curry and cayenne but added honey and milk for a rich, creamy soup. The sour cream added right at the end gave the soup a luxuriously velvety finish while the fried onions added a chewy and flavorful mouthful.
This soup is perfect for a cold snow day, like today!
Makes 1 quart of soup
3 tbs. olive oil
1 yellow onion, ½ chopped, ½ sliced for garnish
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ cup honey
2 cup vegetable stock
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree or 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
½ cup whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream for garnish
In a small frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tbs. olive oil. When hot, add the sliced onions and fry until crispy. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 2 tbs. olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until softened. Add in the spices and the honey. Cook for another minute. Add stock and pumpkin puree, mixing thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer soup for 10 minutes. Add the milk and continue to cook for 5 minutes more.
Into a small bowl, ladle soup and add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of fried onions.
Yum…I love the flavors of curry and coriander…I’m wishing I had a bowl of this soup. Colorado is the perfect place to indulge in a big bowl of something warm. Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope you have a lovely week. I wish you and your family the happiest New Year!
Cindy Waffles says
This pumpkin soup sounds delectable. I just realized that I have some pumpkin puree in my pantry. I’ll have to try this soup. Thanks for sharing.
Kitchen Play seems to be lots of fun too. I’ll have to check it out.
Hope you have a happy new year!
Green Girl @ A little bit of everything says
Your pumpkin soup looks so good. Love the addition of all the spices. the only time i combined cinnamon and nutmeg was in a dessert, stealing your idea I have to try it in my next soup.
Thanks for sharing
Hope you’ll have joyful holidays
This sounds absolutely delicious. I love the idea of adding the sour cream and fried onions to give a richness and complexity to the finished dish. Hope that your version is keeping you warm on these chilly winter days! Thanks for playing along and good luck.
This sounds great, Renee! Love that you added both sour cream (always good) and fried onions (great texture). I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Good luck in the giveaway!