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Pumpkin soup, freshly prepared on Thanksgiving morning is a tradition in the Rosignal home. It’s a warm, comforting soup for the cooler seasons and definitely doesn’t have to be reserved for Thanksgiving. But there’s something special about a tradition….and this recipe adds to the wonderful aromas we all enjoy on Thanksgiving Day.

Soup Ingredients:                                                               

2T butter

1 bay leaf

2 ribs celery, finely chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

3T flour

2t poultry seasoning or 2t ground thyme

2t hot sauce

6C chicken stock

1 28oz can pumpkin

2 C heavy cream

 

 

 

Relish topping ingredients:

1 Granny Smith apple, finely chopped

1/4 red onion, finely chopped

2T lemon juice

1/2C dried cranberries

1t chili powder

2t honey

1/2t cinnamon

1T olive oil

Instructions:

Heat soup pot. Add oil and melt butter. Add bay leaf, celery, onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 6-7 minutes until  tender. Add flour, poultry seasoning and hot sauce and cook one minute. Whisk in chicken stock and bring to bubble. Whisk in pumpkin in large spoonfuls. Simmer 10 minutes.  Add cream and nutmeg. Reduce heat. Keep covered and warm until ready to serve.  Top with relish when served.  Makes a 6+ servings depending on size.  ENJOY!!