This creamy, savory southern-style pumpkinsoup, with peanut butter, molasses, cream, cinnamon and nutmeg,is the perfect starter to a holiday meal or as a fall or winterfavorite for any day of the week.
Recipe: Southern Sweet PotatoSoup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 (1 1/4-inch) cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups whipping cream*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons molasses
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Garnishes: chopped dry-roasted peanuts, fresh thyme sprigs
Makes 1 quart.
* 1 1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half maybe substituted for 1 1/2 cups whipping cream.
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