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Pumpkin Pick-Me-Up

Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons Australian butter
  • 750g diced pumpkin
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced or 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Australian milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Australian sour cream
  • nutmeg
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  1. Place butter, pumpkin, leeks and garlic in a large saucepan and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Add stock and lemon juice and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Puree mixture and slowly stir in milk. Bring to the boil and pour into serving bowls. Soup can be poured into required serving sizes and frozen. To reheat, place soup in a microwave oven or saucepan and heat on medium (70%) until hot. Just prior to serving, stir in 1 tablespoon of sour cream to each serving and sprinkle with nutmeg.


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