Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup


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

Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup in mug with spoon
Photo: Mike Dieter
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 2 ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 ¾ cup pear nectar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper

  • Pear slices (optional)


  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 (per serving)

210 Calories
12g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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