Pureed pumpkin makes an excellent soup, well suited to holiday presentation. Creamy and delicious, its earthy goodness is accentuated by parsley and mint.

Holiday Pumpkin Soup

Holiday Pumpkin Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 4 pounds fresh pumpkin
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Cups half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • chopped mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel, seed, and cook pumpkin.
  2. Make broth with bouillon.
  3. Cut pumpkin into 1" cubes and place in broth. Simmer for 5 minutes, then puree in blender.
  4. Return puree to heat; add half & half and molasses.
  5. Add butter, ginger and nutmeg; simmer 10 minutes. Add parsley; simmer 10 minutes more.
  6. Serve with fresh chopped mint on top.
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