Spiced Pumpkin Maple Soup
When the leaves start to turn and there’s a slight chill in the air, it’s time for the comforting embrace of Spiced Pumpkin Maple Soup. This delightful autumn recipe brings together the earthy goodness of pumpkin with the warm sweetness of maple syrup, creating a symphony of flavors that will warm your heart and soul.
- 1 small sugar pumpkin, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
- Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté until translucent.
- Add the diced pumpkin, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. If desired, stir in the heavy cream for added creaminess.
- Serve hot, garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Spiced Pumpkin Maple Soup is the perfect fall comfort food. The combination of roasted pumpkin, warming spices, and the sweetness of maple syrup creates a velvety soup that’s both savory and slightly sweet. Whether you enjoy it as a starter for a holiday feast or a comforting weeknight dinner, this soup is sure to become a seasonal favorite.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 220, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 2g
When you savor a spoonful of this Spiced Pumpkin Maple Soup, you’re transported to a cozy fireside with the rich aroma of autumn all around you. It’s a dish that embodies the essence of fall, and every bite is a reminder of the beauty of the changing seasons. Serve it to friends and family, and watch as they fall in love with the warmth and flavor of this delightful soup.