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Originally this was my friend Diane's recipe, but I altered it a bit. I've often made this soup in very large quantities, when feeding vast amounts of people, at this time of year. I've become famous for this. People love it, and demand it every year for annual get-togethers.
A sure winner--guaranteed!
2 to 6 servings -- depending on level of greediness
Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the pumpkin, carrots, onion and cumin. Saute 5 minutes, stirring.
Add flour and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth, salt, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce, and simmer about 25 minutes.
Cool, puree in food processor, and return to pot. Heat well and adjust seasonings. Serve with fresh, or dried parsley, as a garnish.
I like to double or triple the amount of cumin and hot sauce in the recipe.
This recipe was provided by Jerri Zbiral from Evanston.