Scrumptious Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin
-1 Sugar Pumpkin, deseeded
-1/2 shallot, sliced
-1 garlic clove minced
-Vegetable or Chicken Stock
-1 TB maple syrup
-free sprinkles of nutmeg
-Salt & pepper
Heavy whipping cream or full fat coconut milk/cream
1. Preheat the oven to 400
2. Use a pairing knife to remove the top of the pumpkin and scrape out the seeds & fibrous strands.
3. Add in the shallots & garlic and pour in the Stock leaving a border an inch from the top. Add in maple syrup a few shakes of nutmeg & salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese & return the lid to the pumpkin.
4. Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 1 1/2 hours until the outside of the pumpkin softens. If the stem starts to burn cover it with a piece of tin foil.
5. After removing it from the oven pour in a little bit of heavy cream or coconut milk. Use a spoon to scrape down the side and stir together. You have the option to use an immersion blender to blend it all together to make a creamy soup. Be careful not to knick the sides of the pumpkin.
6. Serve in the pumpkin & enjoy