Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Soup with Gruyère

A number of our guests from An Evening at the Coop have asked
 if we would share our recipe for the pumpkin soup we made that night.

Here it is! 

Pumpkin Soup with Gruyère

1 6lb pumpkin
1/2 cup butter
1 large yellow onion
6 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cup creams
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 lb Gruyère
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chives

Cut pumpkin in half and scoop out all the strings and seeds.  Coarsely cut the flesh.
In a large saucepan, melt butter and chopped onions and saute till golden brown.  Add stock,
pumpkin and bay leaf, bring to a boil then reduce the heat and let simmer.  Take out bay leaf.

In small batches, puree the soup in a food processor, return the puree to the pan and stir
in cream, orange zest, lemon and orange juice, nutmeg and grated ginger.  Reserve a 1/4 cup of cheese
and put the rest in the soup, stir over low heat till cheese melts.

Season with salt and pepper, pour in bowls and garnish with cheese and chives.

Serves 10 to 12



  1. Sounds delicious. I always like to know how someone else makes their pumpkin Soup. I love the addition of Gruyere Cheese.

  2. I totally love your blog, and this recipe sounds great!

  3. Oh my! That sounds soooooo good! I have pumpkins all over the kitchen island as I type.

  4. We are getting 6 inches of snow this weekend, I know what I am making. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This recipe is printing out as I type it sounds wonderful! Believe it or not but we're expecting a foot of snow tonight so I'm making this soup! It'll be perfect to savor in front of the wood stove that I won't be leaving.

    Enjoy your weekend Caroline and thank you for the recipe!

  6. Your menu sounded so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :D

    I love it when folks share recipes because so many people refuse to share them.

  7. Love soups. So comforting. And this one sounds de-lish. May I share it on my blog?

  8. I'm a newbie here ... can I stay for supper?

    found you at aquired objects!

  9. p.s. I really do know how to spell acquired ... just got too excited

  10. That soup sounds wonderful! Do you think I could try it with pumpkin I froze last year? I'm serious. It's still in the freezer.

    To answer your question from a couple of weeks ago, yes I sell my honey. But I'm all out. I have a lot of people that crave it. If you have honey straight from the hive, there's nothing else like it.

    I heard from Ramsign. It's being made.

    And lastly, how did the owls do? I love them. I made a pattern for some and I want to make some...just gotta get motivated.

    Cindy Bee

  11. Now that the weather is cooling, sounds so good!


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