Best Pumpkin Soup

This recipe is from "My Grandma's Kitchen" with recipes by Margaret Fulton and illustrations by Louise Fulton Keat.

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Photography (C) Jacqui Melville

From the authors:

When our guests are all seated we bring out a tray with our best pumpkin soup to serve for entree. We eat it with crunchy baguette on the side. Our friends say it’s the best soup that they’ve ever tried!


  • 30g butter
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 rashers free-range bacon, rind removed and diced, (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1kg pumpkin, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, to garnish


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