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Larry's Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 30


1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 16-oz can pumpkin puree -or- 1 3/4 cup cooked pumpkin
1 cup light cream (half and half)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute 3 minutes until translucent. Add the curry powder and coriander and stir to combine.

Cook about 1 minute until fragrant. Add the broth and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin and cream. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Season with salt. Makes 4 cups.

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My dad made this almost every Thanksgiving growing up. It was different from our usual Better Homes and Gardens-inspired fare, with its combination of curry, coriander, and red pepper, and thus was worthy of a special occasion. Everyone always wanted seconds, so he doubled the recipe, and even then, we still wanted more. Several years ago, it passed the test kitchen of the Fort Lauderdale Junior League and was published in their cookbook, Paradise Served. Enjoy!

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