Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup Recipe -
Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup

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"First there was pumpkin pie, then pumpkin cookies, and now an appetizer pumpkin soup! The uses for this hard-shelled squash seem never-ending."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large saucepan combine onion, water, and bouillon granules. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until onion is very tender; cool slightly. Do not drain.
  2. Transfer mixture to a blender container or food processor bowl. Add pumpkin. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return pumpkin mixture to saucepan. Stir in half-and-half or light cream, pear nectar, ginger, and white pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
  3. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with pear slices.
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Feb 13, 2003

While the combination of pear and pumpkin sounded appealing I found that this soup missed the mark. It was too sweet and there was not enough pumpkin flavor. I think that the soup is improved by using more savory flavors to offset the sweetness from the pear nectar.

Feb 13, 2003

Found soup too thin and sweet as well. May play around with proportions to come up with a thicker, heartier soup.


7 Ratings

Jan 29, 2003

I made this as a first course for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it---this is a VERY simple, elegant soup to make. Because it is so rich, we think this is definitely a "sipper" soup--couldn't imagine eating a whole bowl! The pear garnish is a must.

Jan 29, 2003

This is a wonderful, easy Autumn dish. I served it at a party and everyone wanted the recipe!

Nov 11, 2007

I was afraid of this being too thin so I added on 2 cups 1/2 & 1/2 and My store was out of Pear Nectar so I used 4oz pear juice and 2 containers pear babyfood. And it did not turn out too sweet. No one in my family liked it except me and I only thi=ought it was ok. I added cayenne pepper to the first bowl I had and it was still ok. My second bowl I added a cinnamon/sugar mixture and it was much better.


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