*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Spicy Pumpkin Bisque
 
 Recipe By     : Dave DeWitt & Nancy Gerlach, “The Whole Chili Pepper Book”
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Soups (Hot), Stews & Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- chopped
    1      tablespoon    butter
    1      16-oz. can    pumpkin puree
    4      cups          chicken stock
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dried, ground small red chilies
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      ground allspice
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar
      1/4  cup           dry sherry
    1      cup           Half-and-half
                         grated nutmeg -- for garnish
 
 Saute the onion and garlic in the butter until they are soft and
 transparent.  Add the pumpkin, stock, chilies, pepper, allspice, sugar, and
 sherry.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cover.  Simmer for 30
 minutes.  Place the mixture in a blender and puree until smooth. Return the
 soup to the pot; add the half-and-half and simmer until heated through.
 Garnish with nutmeg and serve.
 
 
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