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Pumpkin Bisque Recipe


I've been making some variation of this yummy pumpkin bisque for years now, but I finally perfected the recipe, or at least that's what I've heard lately from my totally unbiased taste testers:-) If you've got the time, try it using freshly roasted pumpkin.  If you really want to get fancy, sauté lump crabmeat and ladle the bisque over individual bowls for a mommy-only treat that tiny tastebuds can't yet appreciate.  

Pumpkin Bisque

RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby and when.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:  Try making this while you're wearing the Apronini in Eva


PREP TIME:  10 mins 

COOK TIME: 45 mins.  Note: I usually make this a few hours ahead of when I intend to serve it to really give the flavors time to get cozy.

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil for sautéing 
  • 1 1/2 cup small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice* 
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 30 ounces (1 large can or about 4 cups if fresh) pumpkin 
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups apple cider 
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half

*The pumpkin pie spice has a nice bite to it thanks to the ginger, so feel free to start with 1/2 tablespoon and season to taste as you go along.  Toddler boss likes it a little spicy, but definitely gauge it according to your little one's tastebuds.


    1. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes.

    2.  Add the pumpkin pie spice, kosher salt and pepper. Stir for 2-3 minutes.

    3.  Pour in the chicken broth and apple cider; add pumpkin. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.  

    4. Add agave nectar and let cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir well.

    5. Puree the soup in a blender in batches until smooth.

    6. Return soup to pot and add the heavy cream and stir.  Now it's a bisque! Simmer on low covered for an additional 15 minutes, stirring often.

    7. Let cool uncovered and serve.

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    Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

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