*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Cream of Artichoke Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3  cup           unsalted butter
    2      cups          sliced leeks -- white part only
   16      ounces        frozen artichoke hearts -- thawed
    5      cups          chicken broth
      1/4  cup           grated Parmesan cheese
                         salt and freshly ground pepper
    2      cups          cream
 
      Heat butter in a large saucepan, over medium heat. Add the leeks, heat
 and stir for 4-5 minutes. Add the artichoke hearts, heat and stir for 2-3
 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer
 for 30-35 minutes. Remove from heat and purée in a food processor or with a
 hand blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add cream and heat just
 through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.
 
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