This soup is rich and filling enough to be a main course. If you don’t have fresh thyme, substitute one teaspoon of dried thyme leaves. Slideshow:  More Warming Soups 

Phoebe Lapine
Phoebe Lapine
September 2012

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Credit: © Phoebe Lapine

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active:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the butter in a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Sauté the onion over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue to cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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  • Carefully stir in the pumpkin, stock, maple syrup, salt and thyme. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the soup coats the back of a spoon. Off the heat, stir in the cream. Puree using an immersion or stand blender until very smooth.

  • Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with thyme leaves.

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