Pumpkin Sage Soup

Pumpkin Sage Soup

We’re coming at you with pumpkin again! This time pumpkin sage soup. Seriously, the only way to describe this soup is fall bliss in your mouth. Seriously.

Pumpkin Sage Soup

We joined a CSA this year and this week a sugar pumpkin came in our box. We were stoked! This is not like your carving pumpkin. These pumpkins are for eating! Creamy and sweet. We had ideas to make pumpkin bread and pumpkin chili, but been there done that. So instead we decided soup would be an excellent undertaking. And it was quite simple too.

We were feeling ambitious and creative, and so we let the ingredients we had on hand guide us. In other words, we didn’t follow a recipe. Liberating!

Pumpkin Sage Soup

We combined yellow onion from our CSA box, garlic, paprika, a dash of cumin, and fresh sage with the pumpkin puree and called it soup. This is the most delicious soup we’ve slurped all fall.

Pumpkin is calling you. Happy double dipping!

Pumpkin Sage Soup

Pumpkin Sage Soup – inspired by Food52 Your Best Recipe for Autumn Soup Contest

Ingredients

  • 6 cups pumpkin puree (1 medium sugar pumpkin)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh sage (or 1 tsp. dry sage)
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water

Method

  1. To make the pumpkin puree, start by heating oven to 425 degrees F. Cut pumpkin in half and scoop seeds out. If the pumpkin is too hard to cut, place in microwave for about 2 minutes to soften. Place pumpkin halves on baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool (about 15 minutes). Scoop out pumpkin and place in large bowl. Using a fork, smash pumpkin. Add sage and mix until incorporated.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat for 1 minute. Add minced garlic and onions. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add paprika and cumin.
  3. Next, add pumpkin puree to large pot. Add vegetable broth and water, stir and then let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Working in batches, puree mixture in a blender (we used our vitamix).
  5. Garnish with sage. Enjoy!

Pumpkin French Toast with Toasted Coffee Pecans

Pumpkin French Toast

 We realize you may be on pumpkin overload…pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, pumpkin glazed chicken, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin spice M&Ms (oh yeah, it’s a thing). Do you think the world is slightly obsessed with pumpkin? Yes, and so are we so we made this pumpkin french toast topped with toasted coffee pecans. Embrace the pumpkin spirit.

Pumpkin French Toast

This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite blogs, A Cozy Kitchen.

Pumpkin French Toast

The sweet pumpkin puree is mixed into the batter, giving the french toast a delightful fall color. Cinnamon and nutmeg boost the fall flavor. The coffee toasted pecans are the real treat, though. They’re toasted in melted butter and brown sugar, and dusted with coffee grounds. You’ll be tempted to eat them all right off the pan (we were). But save some to top the french toast because the buttery crunch with the warm pumpkin flavor is out of this world!

Pumpkin French Toast

We’re smitten with pumpkin. We’re smitten with this pumpkin french toast.

Pumpkin French Toast

Drizzle maple syrup over the french toast or be indulgent and spread pumpkin butter on it. Happy double dipping!

Pumpkin French Toast

Recipe – adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

Serves 4

Ingredients

French Toast:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 loaf thick sliced multi-grain bread

Coffee Toasted Pecans:

  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground coffee
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. dark or light brown sugar

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a baking dish, toss together the pecans, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roast the pecans for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown and toasted. Cool the pecans until you’re able to handle them. Chop up the pecans until finely chopped and set aside.

2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.

3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and transfer both to the oven.

4. Preheat your skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush the surface with butter or vegetable oil. When melted or hot, place a slice of bread in the milk mixture, allowing it to soak for about a minute. Flip it over and allow to soak for 30-40 seconds more. Quickly transfer the slice of soaked bread to the hot skillet and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Transfer the french toast slice to the oven to keep warm. Give the skillet a wipe and repeat with butter or oil. Repeat the dipping of bread, soaking and cooking. Sprinkle the French toast with the pecans.

5. Serve warm with maple syrup or pumpkin butter. Enjoy!