Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup Recipe
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 2 1/2 cups half-and-half or light cream
- 1 3/4 cups pear nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- pear slices (optional)
step 1: In a large saucepan combine onion, water, and bouillon granules. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until onion is very tender; cool slightly. Do not drain.
step 2: Transfer mixture to a blender container or food processor bowl. Add pumpkin. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return pumpkin mixture to saucepan. Stir in half-and-half or light cream, pear nectar, ginger, and white pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
step 3: Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with pear slices.