Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup

Float thin pear slices atop this velvety soup for an elegant effect.

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients
1/2
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)

Directions

  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.
  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.
  3. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with pear slices. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 210 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 37 mg chol.,
  • 337 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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