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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

'Rouge Vif d'Etampes...



  
'Rouge Vif d'Etampes, is just a fancy pants French name for Cinderella pumpkins.  I made a yummy  pumpkin soup with one of these beauties. I sliced the pumpkin in half, scooped out the seeds and stringy center and roasted it in the oven for 1 1/2 hrs at 400 degrees. When the pumpkin was almost done roasting I chopped an onion  and simmered it in four cups of chicken broth.  I then added the baked pumpkin flesh along with cayenne pepper, ground marjoram and four ounces of light cream cheese to the broth and onions.

 
I then took my immersion blender and went to town whirring it until it was as smooth as silk.  Salt and pepper to taste and diced fresh chives for garnish.  Delicious!!!

42 comments:

  1. What a yummy pumpkin soup , nothing like homemade. You cinderella pumpkins look beautiful.
    Rina www.ashackinthecountry.blogspot.com

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  2. It is beautiful! I have a little roasted pumpkin from the pumpkin I roasted for my bread. I am thinking of adding it to roasted butternut squash and onion for a soup. Love the color.

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  3. What a totally delicious looking soup - simply lovely
    Mary x

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  4. OH yum, I have all of these pumpkins and that would be wonderful. I like you name too for them, it just make them sound classier.
    My husband hasn't looked at Chicken coops for dummies once. I even put it by his chair, He has been sitting on the couch. :) So I don't think you husband would like it for his birthday. :)

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  5. I just love those Cinderella pumpkins, they are so beautiful. Great photo, too. I've got to get one of those immersion blenders, that would be so much easier than fighting with ladling hot liquids in and out of my processor!
    Your soup looks wonderful.

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  6. Now that is the perfect fall dish.
    Gorgeous photo too.
    xx
    julie

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  7. Your soup sounds wonderful! I am LOVIN' that pumpkin on the left, about the third one down all smooth:@)

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  8. I just love that photo with the pumpkins. I'm thrilled to have grown a few for the first time this year! That soup is so straight forward I'm must give it a go!

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  9. Simple, delicious, beautiful - the perfect soup. I love the colours of autumn and those pumpkins are spectacular.

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  10. Oh my, that sounds delicious. I think I'll have to try pumpkin soup this year!

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  11. This is beautiful...love the richness and the colour of this soup.

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  12. Oh I just love Cinderella pumpkins! I was looking at them last Sunday! What a great idea to make soup from them! How come you didn't serve it in a glass bowl! LOL!!! Your photos are stunning!

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  13. Love the pumpkins! Most of them in my area were destroyed by flooding from hurricane Lee- so sad. This soup looks like a perfect one for fall. :)

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  14. Perfect! I was just thinking about making a soup yesterday. Now I have the recipe!

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  15. glorious!... and so simple... I adore those pumpkins, must try and get hold of some over here... and then make some soup!

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  16. Oh I have to try this! Yummy;)Alyssa

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  17. Love the name of that Pumpkin; have never made pumpkin soup; I have the urge tto try this one. Gotta be good.
    Rita

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  18. I did comment but it disappeared... Love this soup and I'm sure it must be wonderful.
    Rita

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  19. mmmmmmm....THAT is wonderful. I think I can smell it from here...:D

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  20. What a heavenly dish on a crisp fall day!!!

    MMMmmmm. Guess what's for dinner???

    God bless and have a terrific Thursday sweetie!!! :o)

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  21. Fancy pants French for pumpkin it may be but your soup looks DIVINE! LOVELY!
    Karen

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  22. Cinderella pumpkins I adore. Your pumpkin soup is very appealing, served by the fireplace with a big old chunk of french bread, devine! Oh, yes and a dish of warm apple crisp for dessert. Sending Autumn greeting, Julie.

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  23. My oh my, you really know how to eat the good stuff! I adore pumpkin soup and was fortunate enough to have some yesterday : )

    Happy Fall, Susan!

    Sharon

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  24. Oh I love pumpkins...their colour is so beautiful.
    Have a nice week end

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  25. absolutely delicious and delightful!
    my thanks.
    -xok.

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  26. Wow, those pumpkins are a gorgeous sight! The soup looks great too!

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  27. I have never tried pumpkin soup before, but yours looks so good I will now!

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  28. A neighbor just gave me a small cinderella pumpkin and I was wondering how to prepare it. This soup is perfect for a chilly fall day.

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  29. Mmmmm...this looks deliciou! I love everything made with pumpkin. The cinderella pumpkins look so festive all in a big pile. :)

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  30. I recently made a butternut squash soup, and it was yum.me! I just love the name 'Cinderella' pumpkin - so descriptive. Your newest follower, XOLaura

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  31. I am always impressed with folks that use fresh pumpkins. As much as I love to cook, I have yet to break open a good cooking pumpkin. Instead, I reach for the Libby's canned pumpkin (sigh).

    This is awesome.
    Velva

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  32. Oh goodness this looks good! I love anything pumpkin but I've never tried pumpkin soup...I'll have to try making some this month. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope your weekend was a good one.
    Maura:)

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  33. I couldn't imagine living without my immersion blender!What did we ever do in the past:D

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