It’s winter and it’s cold. I’m feeling discouraged from canned, store bought soup. Yes, they are convenient but where is the flavour?
I’m craving a hearty and tasty, and also soothing soup. Pumpkin comes to my mind.
1 can Pure Pumpkin
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small cooking onion, chopped finely
4 small apples (I had Royal Gala on hand)
1/2 teaspoon Epicure Caesar dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can add more if you want spicer)
Freshly Ground pepper (to taste)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons Epicure Vegetable Broth mix plus 3 cups water
1 cup Apple Cider
3 tablespoons Epicure Coconut Curry Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup whipping cream
In a large pot, melt butter and sauté onions over medium heat.
Add the diced Apple, spices, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add in the pumpkin, vegetable broth and apple cider. Mix well. Bring to a boil then let cook for 20minutes on lower heat. Stir regularity.
Then add whipping cream. Stir well. Keep on low heat for another 10 minutes then serve!
* if you want a more smooth soup you can always use a blender after it is all cooked. It’s not overly chunky if you choose not to blender the soup and I like the chunks of apple and onion throughout *