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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Nearly every Australian family has its own version of this delicious golden soup. They usually make it with hard-shelled winter squash, which they call pumpkin
Ingredients

– ¼ c. butter or margarine*.
– 1 large onion, peeled and chopped.
– ½ tsp. curry powder.
– 1 16-oz. can pumpkin (2 c.).
– ¼ tsp. salt.
– 2 c. half-and-half*.
– 2½ c. vegetable broth.
– ⅓ c. sour cream*.
– ⅛ tsp. cinnamon.
– 2 tsp. minced parsle.

Instructions

Step 1:Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add chopped onion and, stirring frequently, cook until soft but not brown. Add curry powder and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
Step 2:Place curried onion in a food processor or blender. Add pumpkin and salt and process until smooth. Add half-and-half and process again until smooth.
Step 3:Pour pumpkin mixture back into saucepan and stir in vegetable broth. Heat soup slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, stir cinnamon and minced parsley into the sour cream.
Step 4:Serve soup steaming hot with a dollop of seasoned sour cream in each bowl

Note : For a lighter soup, use half the amount of butter, evaporated skim milk instead of half-and-half, and low-fat or non-fat sour cream instead of regular.

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