Cranberry Pumpkin Soup

Overview

During the fall season you can use pumpkins that you’ve grown for many tasteful recipes, including desserts, salads and soups. If you also have fresh cranberries available, then you can make a hearty cranberry pumpkin soup. The recipe also includes other vegetables, such as onions and celery, which helps to make the soup taste more like a filling meal than a small appetizer. For even more of a cranberry taste, you can add a cranberry compote to top the soup with.

Step 1

Add 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil to a large pot and begin cooking with medium heat.

Step 2

Use a sharp knife to dice one large pumpkin into small 1-inch cubes. Add the pumpkin cubes to the large pot and cook on medium heat for two minutes.

Step 3

Chop one white onion and three celery stalks, and then add 1/2 cup of the chopped onion and 1/2 cup of the chopped celery to the pot.

Step 4

Add 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries to the pot and stir. Cook the mixture for at least 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Step 5

Stir in ¼ tsp. of ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp. of ground cinnamon, salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of cranberry juice and 2 cups of chicken broth, and then bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce the heat and then simmer the mixture for 15 minutes with the pot covered. Stir well before serving, and serve the soup hot.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 (1 lb.) pumpkin
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Pepper

References

  • Razzle Dazzle Recipes: Pumpkin Soup with Fresh Cranberries
  • Martha Stewart: Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry Compote and Roasted Chestnuts
Keywords: cranberry pumpkin soup, soup recipes, cranberry juice

About this Author

Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.