Sunday, 18 October 2015

Pumpkin Bowl Soup

Carole's Chatter: Pumpkin Bowl Soup

Ok, so I saw a nice pumpkin in the supermarket and decided to use it as a vessel for soup.  We don't have a pumpkin carving tradition here so it was new territory for me.

The first thing I did was to cut out a roundish section of the top so I could scoop out the seeds.  I then sprinkled the inside with a little salt and sugar.  Then into a moderate oven for 45 minutes.  At that stage the pumpkin was about ¾ cooked but still firm on the outside.

I let the pumpkin cool a bit and then scooped out about ½ of the pumpkin flesh to go into the soup.  I didn't want to take out too much because the pumpkin might have lost its structure.

The soup was made in a pot with the following ingredients:

Finely diced celery fried off with your spices – salt, pepper, turmeric and nutmeg
Pumpkin flesh
Beef stock
Ginger tea
Sherry (optional obviously)
Add some water if needed

When that lot is cooked, blend it up and then add chopped spinach

Pour your soup back into the pumpkin and there you are.


  1. That is so creative! I love the display. This would be great for parties this time of year.

  2. I've always admired people who made pumpkin soup and served it right in the pumpkin. Ginger tea is an interesting ingredient to add to the soup.

  3. How pretty!!! A little cumin, maybe!

  4. will have to try this recipe! I won my husband's heart by serving him pumpkin soup in a pumpkin on one of our first dates. It's a family tradition now. :)

  5. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it and what a great thing to do around Halloween! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Can't remember the last time I had something served in a pumpkin...but I sure can recall that it was very nice and I enjoyed scraping the sides to eat the pumpkin.!

  7. That looks so cute!! We love pumpkin soup, never tried a recipe with ginger tea or sherry ... something different for next winter :)

  8. Love the idea! We use a lot of pumpkin in our diet; pumpkin oil, fresh pumpkin for soup, its "cousin" zucchini for both salt or sweet dishes, but I never served any of it like you did! Cheers from Croatia!

  9. Hi Carole,
    What a great idea to use the pumpkin as a servicing dish. The soup sounds tasty too. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted

  10. yes - using pumpkins is wonderful

  11. I will be making this someday, never had made anything like this. Thanks for the inspiration

  12. Thanks so much, Carole, for sharing this on Rigged Recipes Linky Party. I am featuring it on today's party. Yum!


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