Savory Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Yield: 4 1/2 Cups

3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

3 Tablespoons Flour

3 Cups Half & Half (or Whole Milk)

1 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree

2-3 Teaspoons Great Lakes Seasoning Blend

1/2 Teaspoon French Grey Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Peppercorns

This is one of our Signature sauces at MorningStar. We generally make a couple of large batches of it during the fall harvest, when the pumpkins are fresh off the vine. We peel, dice, and roast several pumpkins at a time and then use those as the base for this sauce. This recipe makes a great foundation for Pumpkin Soup (just add 2-3 cups more roasted pumpkin and milk to create the right consistency). And it is the sauce we use in our Sausage Lasagna with Savory Pumpkin Cream Sauce. Be ready when you serve this one, because your guests will be convinced that you are a culinary  genius.

Melt butter in saucepan placed over medium heat. Add flour, and stir to combine well. Reduce heat to medium low and cook mixture, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes until flour has cooked through. 

Add pumpkin puree, seasoning blend, salt, and peper to flour mixture and mix well. Slowly add Half & Half. Whisk mixture together. Increase heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly before using. 

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Great Lakes
Our Signature Great
Lakes blend is perfect for
those dishes that start in the great outdoors and end at your table: delectable dishes like venison, wild game, mushrooms, root vegetables, and potatoes. Try it with pork, beef, and seafood, too!
Great Lakes Juniper Berry Seasoning by MorningStar Kitchen
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old World
appeal, French Grey sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen