Pumpkin and Orange Soup

orange pumpkin

Recently a friend accidently grew a Butternut Pumpkin in her compost heap. She doesn’t cook, so very kindly gave me the pumpkin, which was big enough to have won a prize at an agricultural show.

pumpkin 3

1 Onion, finely diced

sliver of butter

1 kg butternut pumpkin

5 Cups chicken stock

1 Cup orange juice

1 tspn orange zest

1 Tblsn sugar

Cook the onion in the butter, then add all of the other ingredients. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about half an hour.

Either use a food processor or blender to make the mixture smooth (I used a hand held masher and He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers complained that the soup was too lumpy).

Re-heat the soup before serving.




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  1. Personally, I prefer lumpy soup…

    • Ha! For someone who rarely cooks, He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers can be quite critical of my cooking – but unfortunately he often has good reason. If it has sugar in it, I seem to pay more attention to what I’m doing, which means recipes turn out better!


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