Curried Pumpkin Soup from Garlic and Zest is today’s feature recipe for the Pumpkins & Pinterest Write 31 Days series.
I made this soup on a day that it actually rained in Arizona. It was perfectly timed. The flavors created with the pumpkin, apple, sweet potato and curry are wonderful. The soup was very easy to make.
I made this recipe according to the directions with two exceptions.
- I swapped the delicata squash with sweet potato
- After roasting the sugar pumpkin, I placed it is n the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients.
The whole family enjoyed this version of pumpkin soup.
I served it with yogurt, cilantro and parsley garnish.
- 1 sugar pumpkin, about 4 pounds
- 2 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and chopped into big chunks)
- 1 apple (granny smith, honey and gala are good for this), peeled, seeded chopped
- 1 bulb fennel, chopped
- ½ large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4-5 sprigs of tied together with kitchen string
- 4 tablespoons olive divided
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 8 cups vegetable broth
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 orange, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
- Cut the pumpkin in half, vertically and scoop out the seeds.
- Rub the cut sides of pumpkin two tablespoons of the olive oil.
- Place the pumpkin cut side down onto the baking sheet.
- Roast for 40-50 minutes or until flesh is tender.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, in a slow cooker add the remaining ingredients.
- Scoop the flesh from the pumpkin and add it to the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours
- Working in batches, ladle the broth and vegetables into a blender. Fit the lid tightly on the blender and place a dish towel over the lid (that's just in case -- to catch any soup that decides to escape -- it's happened to me before!) Puree the soup until creamy and smooth. Pour into a large pot or bowl and continue to blend the remaining soup. Stir in the juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat to serve.
Have you ever made Pumpkin Soup?
Don’t be afraid of roasting the sugar pumpkin. It is a great way to get the kids in the kitchen. My littles love scooping the seeds and guts out of the pumpkin. That’s a great thing because it is my least favorite thing to do.
What is your favorite Fall soup?