Creamy Pumpkin Soup

With cooler temperatures it’s time to warm up with delicious easy to make soups, and this creamy pumpkin soup is absolutely delicious. Pair it with a Pinot Noir to help warm you up during the long cold nights.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • two 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Crème fraîche, for garnish (optional)

Step 1    

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is just beginning to brown, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and paprika and cook for 3 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree and broth, stir to incorporate, season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the cream and let cool for 10 minutes.Step 2    

Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender in the pot) and puree until smooth. If needed, add additional water or broth to reach desired consistency. Return the mixture to the pot or large a sauce pan. Serve warm and drizzle with crème fraîche.

2017 Pinot Noir Reserve Magnum: $195      Jeroboam: $315
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A selection of our 9 best barrels in the cellar show off a beautiful nose filled with cherry, vanilla, warm spices, and slight earth tones. On the palate the wine opens with bright fresh flavors of cherry, thyme, and cola with a long smooth finish. The silky tannins are balanced with a juicy acidity that lingers for a while. Don’t be in a rush to finish the glass as this wine makes you want to savor every last sip.

2016 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills: $44
Cellar Door Club: $37.40
Pretty, with scents of beeswax and vanilla, this has a seductive lightness, the dark cherry flavor guided by a focused, nimble texture. It has the lean assertiveness to handle a smoked pork chop.” 92 points. Wine & Spirits, Year’s Best US Pinot Noir List 2018.

Ninebark Sparkling Rated Outstanding!

“The Gladhart family uses their fruity and crisp methode Champenoise project to pay tribute to a native shrub that thrives across their Dundee Hills estate – the Pacific Ninebark. Aged beyond secondary fermentation for 18 months, the 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc features a clean nose of Asian pear, Granny Smith apple, dried herbs and lemon peel. The profile of bubbles blossoms into a pleasing spritz that brings Asian pear, more green apple and a lively finish of lime that makes for a super-clean and bright fruit-filled finish.” Rating: Outstanding! -Great Northwest Wine. September 11, 2019.

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