At my elementary school, there was a pumpkin patch that the Dads' Club ran to raise money for the school every year. We would be left afterward with about 12 dozen pumpkins. So my dad would search for things to make or do with them. He found this soup, which is now my favorite Halloween tradition.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the pumpkin, water, and chicken bouillon cube in a soup pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in the chili powder. Pour the mixture into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the pumpkin mixture moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.

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  • Return the soup to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat; stir in the cream, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and orange zest and simmer for 10 more minutes. Return the hot soup to the blender and puree as before.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 40.8mg 14% DV; sodium 169.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
ok so i cheated a little bit.. I used canned pumpkin.... thought spices were good.. very simple..(using canned pumpkin!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2010
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
ok so i cheated a little bit.. I used canned pumpkin.... thought spices were good.. very simple..(using canned pumpkin!) Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
I just made the soup and it turned out to be delicious!I never used pumpkin before to cook but this recipe is now going to be one of my favorites.Thank you for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2010
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2012
Admittedly this is my first pumpkin soup so I didn't know what to expect. I subbed home-made vegetable stock for the water and bullion cube because we have poultry allergies in my family. The result was a bitter bland mess even with the cream. 2 teaspoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of honey later and it was tasty soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2012
OK how much canned pumpkin would you use....sounds delicious!! Read More
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