Tested till perfect Pumpkin Apple Soup
Pumpkin Apple Soup
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Pumpkin Apple Soup

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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  • Prep time 12 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1-1/4 lb 1-1/4lbsugar pumpkin or butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 2oniononions, quartered
  • 1 1large McIntosh appIeMcIntosh appIes, halved and cored
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic
  • 4 tsp 4tspolive oil
  • 2 cups 2cupssodium-reduced vegetable broth
  • 4 4slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcaraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchwhite pepper
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Peel and cut pumpkin into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes; place in roasting pan. Add onions, apple and garlic; drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring once, until pumpkin is browned and tender, about 40 minutes.

Peel apple; transfer along with roasted mixture to food processor.

Heat roasting pan over medium-high heat; pour in 1 cup (250 mL) of the broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Add to food processor; purée until smooth.

In Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate.

Remove all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat from Dutch oven. Stir in vegetable purée, remaining vegetable broth, 2 cups (500 mL) water, caraway seeds, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with bacon.

Additional information : Switch it Up

Omit bacon. Replace bacon fat with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil. Garnish with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 145 pro 3g total fat 7g sat. fat 2g
carb 19g fibre 3g chol 7mg sodium 311mg
potassium 400mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 6 vit A 104 vit C 27
folate 11
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