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Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup

Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup

Calling all pumpkin lovers! Also bacon lovers. Oh, and apple. Basically, if you love Fall flavors like I do, this Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup is going to fill your taste buds with joy. This soup is thick and creamy with savory onions, smoky bacon, hearty pumpkin and sweet apples – perfect comfort food. It’s also warm and filling and a good-sized bowl will only set you back 209 calories or 5 Weight Watchers points!

Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup

I like super thick, creamy soups, but if you want to thin yours out a little feel free to add an additional cup of broth. If you’re on the lookout for more hot and tasty soup recipes now that the weather is getting colder, check out my Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Spaghetti & Meatball Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder, Herbed Chicken & Dumplings or Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.

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Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup

Yield: 6 (1-1/3 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices center cut bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 5 cups fat free, less sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 30 oz canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened and cubed

Directions:

  1. Prepare the bacon according to package directions until crispy. Place cooked bacon on a few paper towels to dry and cool. Reserve one tablespoon of the bacon grease and discard the rest. Chop the bacon into small pieces, separating two slices worth of chopped bacon from the rest (reserved for garnish).
  2. Place the tablespoon of bacon grease in a Dutch oven or soup pot and bring over medium heat. Add the onions and apples and stir to coat. Cook for 8-10 minutes until onions are translucent. Add the broth, salt, pepper, thyme and cinnamon and stir together. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 5 minutes until apples are softened.
  3. Add the pumpkin, brown sugar and bacon pieces (4 slices worth) and stir until well combined. Reduce the heat to med-low and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. When soup is done cooking, add the cream cheese and puree the soup completely, either by using an immersion blender directly in the pot or by pouring the soup in batches into a normal blender, until smooth. Soup will be thick and creamy. Serve with the remaining bacon pieces sprinkled over top as garnish.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
5 per (1 1/3 cup) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (1 1/3 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
209 calories, 28 g carbs, 18 g sugars, 8 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

   
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21 Responses to “Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup”

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    Lindsay — October 13, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    This looks like the perfect fall soup! I think I know what’s for dinner tomorrow night! 🙂 thanks Emily.

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

      Hope you love it, Lindsay!

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    jean diemer — October 14, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    Can’t wait to try this soup as it sounds heavenly. Also love the cute yellow bowls. Since I’m a Yellow person, could you tell me where you got them or who the manufacture is as I bet the soup tastes better out of these cute yellow bowls. Thanks so much and I will definitely make this soup.

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    Laura — October 14, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Wow! Everything I love about fall in one meal. Need to try soon!

    @Jean Diemer, I’m not sure who makes the bowls Emily is using but here’s a link to bowls that I am dying to get. They are on my wedding registry and fingers crossed that i get them!
    http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/2578391/?wlitemid=2578391&wlid=wtcjgqn5mh&ggfrl=1

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

      Hope you love the soup, Laura! Cute bowls 🙂

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    Linda — October 14, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    I just had this soup for lunch and it is AMAZING! And Jean, I think that the bowls are from Pottery Barn.

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

      So glad you loved it! 🙂

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    jean diemer — October 14, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    Thanks Linda,

    I love Pottery Barn and will check them out as I love yellow and I hope to make this soup soon as it looks so yummy.

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

      She’s right! They’re from Pottery Barn 🙂

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    jean diemer — October 14, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    Thanks Emily,

    Can’t wait to try your soup and I will check out the bowls as they are beautiful.

    jean

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    Crystal Basey — October 26, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    AMAZING !!!! This is an awesome soup. It is fall in a bowl. Thank you for helping us along in our healthy eating journey. Keep the awesome recipes coming.

    • Emily Bites replied: — November 4th, 2014 @ 8:34 am

      Thanks Crystal, I’m so happy you loved it! 🙂

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    Jule Barta — November 15, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    Just made this for lunch today. The soup is really good. I found it a bit too sweet and next time think I will leave out the brown sugar. Although it could have been the apples I used, my neighbor gave them to me and they were already sweet. I would recommend tasting the soup before adding the sugar.

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    Mary — November 24, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    Will this soup still be good if it’s premade and warmed in a crockpot?

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 2nd, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

      Sure!

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    Kathy T. — December 29, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    I just had an appointment with my diabetes clinician this morning and she gave me your website link as a resource for good, easy and healthy recipes that I cam use to get my A1C ‘s and sugar levels down…I just started going over some of the recipes and think I’m in love :0) . I think it is quite a compliment for a site to be recommended by a “doctor” to patients, especially diabetic and those looking for good, healthy and easy to prepare recipes. I look forward to being a repeat “customer”. Thank you, from southeast Georgia………

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    Jodi — February 19, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    Soup is so good! Thank you for the recipe. Any idea how many points without bacon (or with turkey bacon)?

    Thanks.

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    Sara — October 18, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    Is there a substitute for the cream cheese? I don’t care for it. Thanks

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    Lisa — February 2, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Ok I know this is really late but I just tried this last night and I have to say this is the BEST soup I have ever made. Its not even 10 and I can’t wait until lunch!!! Thanks Emily!

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    Robyn — October 4, 2016 @ 9:12 pm

    Absolutely love this soup. Perfect for lunch or dinner. So many wonderful recipes on this site.

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    Brittany — December 7, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    Meal planning for the week and this is definitely on my list! What types of apples do you use for this recipe?

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