Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Quick and easy pumpkin soup for a week night meal. Pair this with pretty much any Pinot Noir, and your night instantly got 1000% better.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Recipe Courtesy of Paul

Serve with Pinot Noir

Serves 4

Prep Time: 45 minutes

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)

Directions

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.    
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.