There's no way to welcome in the fall season than with a delicious warm, cozy soup!
Creamy Pumpkin soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Judy Kim http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a49770/creamy-pumpkin-soup-with-grilled-cheese-croutons-recipe/
3 Tbl spoons butter, divided
1 Tbl spoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cups chopped onion
2 cups pumpkin purée
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
½ cups heavy cream
2 Tbl spoons honey
3 Tbl spoons mayonnaise
4 slices white bread
8 slices gruyère cheese
¼ cups chopped fresh parsley
In a large pot over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and oil.
Sauté garlic and onions for 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in pumpkin, broth, heavy cream, and honey and season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes.
Turn off heat and melt remaining butter
Cover with lid and keep warm.
Preheat pan over medium-high heat.
Spread each piece of bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise and place in pan, mayonnaise-side down.
Top with cheese and bread.
Cook until golden brown, flipping as needed.
Cover skillet to melt cheese.
Transfer to a cutting board and cut each grilled cheese.
Divide soup into bowls, top with grilled cheese croutons, garnish with parsley and drizzle with olive oil.