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Magically Spiced Pumpkin Soup

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 10/05/2002 03:51 PM

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Occasion: Halloween
Cuisine: Not Sure
Effort: Easy

1 tbs. oil

1 lg. sweet onion, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 lg. Golden Delicious apple, peeled and coarsely chopped

3 slices (1/4 in. thick) fresh ginger

2 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided (additional, if needed)

2 cans (15 oz. each) solid-pack pumpkin

1 cup half-and-half

1 1/2 tsp. curry powder

1 tsp. salt

Black pepper, to taste

Pumpkin seeds, raisins or whipping cream for garnish (optional)

How to Prepare:

Heat oil in lg. saucepan. Add onion, apple and ginger. Cook and stir 10 min. over med. heat.

Add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cover and simmer 10 min. or until apple is tender.

Pour onion mixture into blender; purée. Return to saucepan. Add pumpkin, remaining 2 cups chicken broth, half-and-half, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. If soup is too thick, add additional broth, a little at a time, until soup reaches desired consistency. Cook until heated through.

Sprinkle each serving with pumpkin seeds and/or raisins, if desired, or drizzle cream on top of soup to make a Halloween design.

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