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Pumpkin Soup

 Pumpkin Soup
While it looks elegant and is an appealing addition to a holiday meal, this creamy soup is so simple to make. My husband was skeptical at first, but after one bowl, he asked for second helpings! —Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, Massachusetts
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the broth,
  • pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cream; cook for 2 minutes
  • or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 212 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 427 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.