Recipes and Cooking Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup 3.9 (9) Float thin pear slices atop this velvety soup for an elegant effect. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Mike Dieter Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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) Directions 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. 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. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with pear slices. Makes 6 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 210 Calories 12g Fat 24g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.