I’ve always enjoyed winter soups and a classic in my house is pumpkin soup. There’s something to be said for the blend of spices — or is it just the nutmeg? — and the sweetness of the pear. It’s the gentle call of the cooler months to me.
This tasty pumpkin soup recipe is a variation on the soup recipe I make at least once a year during autumn and winter. Pears add a sweetness, while the crispy bacon gives a touch of salty crunch to this creamy, full-bodied soup — a nice contrast.
How much stock you use will depend on two things: how moist the pumpkin is and how thick you like your soup to be. Be sure to give your soup enough time to cool before you blend it though. There’s nothing worse than hot soup flying around the kitchen!