One day while roaming the internet I happened upon The Pioneer Woman‘s blog. I immediately fell in love. Its just that simple. I love her blog. Moving on. I made her pumpkin soup and it has since become my lover! This soup feels like a warm, soft blanket, fuzzy socks and comfy clothes on a cold, windy, rainy, dreary day. Now, I don’t know about you but this summarizes what a lover feels like to me! 🙂 So, we are lovers and when you make this 5 ingredient soup you too, will be lovers.
Let me make some disclaimers: I did not roast whole pumpkins, core them, separate the seeds, use the delicious pulp, puree in a blender or use an immersion blender like the lovely Pioneer Woman does.
I used canned pumpkin. Like I do (if it looks high maintenance but is actually low maintenance then it’s Danita!)
Also, I did not have nutmeg on hand or pumpkin seeds so I did without the seeds and used cinnamon in place of the nutmeg. Without these items the soup took my breath away. I had several helpings. We don’t need to discuss how many. My kids asked for 3rd’s, somehow a portion found its way into my purse and is at work with me and another adult in my home added some to their lunch. I was little testy about that.
The soup is sweet, smooth, silky and has a calming warm finish. I know that sounds weird but you have to try it for yourself. Then you’ll say “It does have a calming warm finish!” 🙂
Here’s what you need:
5 steps to lover soup:
1. Pour the vegetable broth into a pot.
2. Add the pumpkin.
3. Add maple syrup to suit your taste and heat thoroughly.
4. Add heavy cream and a few pinches of cinnamon.
5. Its ready, brace yourself!
I added a little cream and cinnamon garnish. Enjoy guys!