Today is the first day of fall! It is time for pumpkin spice! I love seeing all the pumpkins around! Pumpkins have so many benefits for our health! They help with weight loss, improve eye health, help the heart, reduce cancer risk, prevent skin aging, and improve sexual health in men. Here is my favorite pumpkin soup recipe for you to try. For more recipes like this, please visit !
2 cans of pure pumpkin (30 ounces) or roast 1 (4-6 pound) pumpkin without the seeds
1 medium onion, grated or diced finely
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 box of chicken broth (32 ounces)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon of thyme
3/4 tablespoons of salt
Pumpkin seeds or crème fraiche for topping (if desired)
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until soft.
Stir in the pure pumpkin, chicken broth, heavy cream, pumpkin pie spice, thyme, maple syrup, and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until soup simmers.
Blend with your hand-held blender for the consistency you would like, and then simmer for a few more minutes.
Transfer into bowls and top with pumpkin seeds or crème fraiche. Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.