Friday, December 24, 2004

Pumpkin Bisque

Our Christmas Eve tradition....

1 1/2 T unsalted butter
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 C pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
1 1/4 C chicken broth
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1 C heavy cream or 1 C half-n-half
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In medium saucepan saute onion in butter until translucent, not brown. Add pumpkin, chicken broth, 2 cups water (or 1-1/2 C if you are using half-n-half), cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add cream/half-n-half. Gently heat bisque until hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 2-4.


the Joneses said...

So does this taste sweet? I'm not sure I would like a sweet soup. --DJ

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

MJR says it wasn't sweet. I would say it is a little sweet but not as much as you would think. After all it is the sugar in pumpkin pie that makes it sweet. The cinnamon and nutmeg bring out the flavor--but you might be surprised and decide you like it. -rlr