Sheared Bliss


Maple Bacon Pumpkin Soup
March 19, 2012, 11:56 pm
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I realize that most people eat pumpkin in the fall.  However, we get so many winter squashes from our CSA in the fall that I bake them, puree them, freeze them, and then eat them all year long.  Last week I made pumpkin soup.  It was good, but I couldn’t help thinking that it would be even better with bacon.  Because really, what isn’t?  So this week I made this soup.

  • 1 piece bacon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 of a whole nutmeg, grated
  • salt to taste

Cook the bacon in a sauce pan until crispy.  Remove the bacon and sautee the garlic in the bacon drippings.  Add the chicken broth, pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, heavy cream, nutmeg, and salt.  Bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat and blend with a stick blender if you want to make it extra creamy.  Serve with the crispy bacon crumbled on top.  Makes two servings.

It was delicious.  Even more delicious than a teething ring.

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