The bisque was paired with Orange Cranberry Poundcake. The tart taste of cranberries with a touch of orange sweetness complimented the Gingered Pumpkin Bisque. Orange Cranberry Poundcake recipe was previously posted on Ever Ready
The recipe was baked in 3 mini loaf pans.
Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Also, creamy soups made from roasted and puréed fruits, vegetables, or fungi are sometimes called bisques.
Recipe makes 2 small bowls and adapted from BHG.
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1 tsp. minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 TB. olive oil
- 3 TB. all-purpose flour
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth, low sodium
- 1/3 cup apple cider or juice
- 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix and I recommend Libby's brand)
- 2 TB. pure maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. Saigon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash ground cloves
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or half-and-half cream
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- Optional fresh thyme sprigs, sherry and cornbread croutons
DIY Halloween Idea
- In a small saucepan, saute the shallots, onion and ginger in oil until tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
- Add onion mixture to a saucepan gradually stirring in broth and cider. Bring to a boil; then lower heat cook and stir for 4 minutes or until thickened.
- Stir in the pumpkin, syrup and seasonings. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer on low for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
- In a blender, process soup in 2 batches until smooth. Return soup to saucepan. Stir in cream and vanilla; heat through (do not boil). If desired, add a drizzle of sherry to each individual serving, topped with cornbread croutons.
Creepy Candy Corn JarI love the friendliness of candy corn juxtaposed with creepy skeletons!!!
All you need to get started are
- a jar from the Dollar Store
- bags of candy corn
- several creepy looking Halloween items e.g. skeletons, bats, spiders
Starting at the bottom of jar place candy and a few Halloween items
continue adding layers until the jar is full.