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    Pumpkin, Potato, and Leek Soup

    Pumpkin, Potato, and Leek Soup. Photo by Sackville

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    57 mins

    20 mins

    37 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    A delicious creamy soup that can be made up to 3 days ahead.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut an 8-inch square of cheesecloth, and place the cloves, peppercors, bay leaf, and parsley in the center; bring up the ends to form a sack and tie securely with kitchen twine; set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large saucepan, saute garlic and leeks in olive oil over medium heat until tender but not brown, about 3-5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the cinnamon and thyme and cook 1 minute longer.
    4. 4
      Add the chunks of potato, pumpkin, the stock, and the spice bag; bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes and pumpin are fork-tender; discard spice bag.
    6. 6
      Cool soup 5-7 minutes; then puree in batches in a blender or food processor.
    7. 7
      Return pureed soup to pan and add half and half, salt, sugar, cayenne, and ground pepper (to taste).
    8. 8
      Cook over low heat until heated through, but do not boil.
    9. 9
      Adjust seasonings and serve garnished with fresh parsley.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 28, 2008

      55

      We loved it!

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    • on October 11, 2004

      55

      I loved this, but I can see how if you're not into unusual spice combinations it might not be your thing. If you like Moroccan food, I think you'd like this. I actually cheated a bit and used leftover mashed potato and turnip from our Thanksgiving dinner. The cinnamon and chilli powder turn this soup from ordinary into special, in my opinion.

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    • on February 21, 2004

      25

      This soup was easy to make, but just not my thing. It was an unusual spice combination for soup, which I just didn't find enjoyable.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pumpkin, Potato, and Leek Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (355 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 226.4
     
    Calories from Fat 117
    51%
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 22.3 mg
    7%
    Sodium 363.5 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.7 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 6.6 g
    13%

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