Monday, November 15, 2010

Pumpkin Soup

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 40 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr

8 Servings


* 2 (3 pound) pumpkins - seeded, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes
* 4 cups water
* 1 cube chicken bouillon
* 2 teaspoons chili powder
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
* 2 teaspoons ground ginger
* 2 teaspoons grated orange zest


1. Combine the pumpkin, water, and chicken bouillon cube in a soup pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in the chili powder. Pour the mixture into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the pumpkin mixture moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.
2. Return the soup to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat; stir in the cream, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and orange zest and simmer for 10 more minutes. Return the hot soup to the blender and puree as before.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 199 | Total Fat: 11.6g | Cholesterol: 41mg

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