Creamy Carrot & Orange Soup

"Lovely velvety soup, mysterious flavor. Good starter for a cornish hen dinner"
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 lb carrot, peeled and sliced & cooked
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons whipping cream or 4 tablespoons yogurt
  • grated orange rind (for garnish)


  • Brown the onion in the butter until soft.
  • Put onions carrots and chicken stock in a sauce pan.
  • Add Orange juice, heat to meld the flavors.
  • Puree in a food processor until very smooth season with salt& pepper and Return to saucepan and blend in the nutmeg.
  • Bring to a boil stirring during cooking time.
  • To serve top and swirl in two tbsp of cream (or yogurt).

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  1. najwa
    This is a great soup, I used sour cream instead of whipping cream, and garnished with green onions .. We like a lighter soup so I used 3 cups of stock ..
  2. Lisa G.
    Oh Bergy! This is sooooo.......good! My hubby balked at tasting it (he's so picky!) but he really liked it. I made a huge batch to freeze for the winter and he helped me put it in the containers...and when I turned around I caught him licking the spoon! I'd give you ten stars if I could. I did add a touch more orange juice to get the right consistency (and I used orange mango) but other than that this is great as is. Thanks you so much for sharing. I'll definitely be checking your other ecipes!
  3. Tara F.
    Did I miss something? I make soup a lot and usually the ratings are spot on, however after making this soup I was disappointed. It was VERY bland... Boring. I had to add a lot of extra stock, orange zest, S&P to get some sort of flavour. I would not make this again. Sorry. Also, note that the quantity is for 2 servings? Not sure why you would make soup for 2 servings?
  4. MotleyCook
    Really nice recipe... I even got the carrot haters in the bunch to eat it! Thanks for posting.
  5. AaliyahsAaronsMum
    This is an excellent soup! We LOVED it including DH who's not a soup person! Wonderful blend of flavours. I used a mixture of onion and spring onions and I used spring onions for garnish too. Thank you, Bergy, for sharing this wonderful recipe, definitely will be making it again! :)


  1. najwa
    This is a great soup, I used sour cream instead of whipping cream, and garnished with green onions .. We like a lighter soup so I used 3 cups of stock ..


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