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  • Grandma’s Pumpkin Soup


    Pumpkin soupDon’t waste the carved flesh of your pumpkin, try this delicious recipe from World Vision’s annual Carve a Heart campaign which aims to help children living in the world’s poorest countries, living in fear of hardship, loneliness, abuse, hunger or conflict.

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    Recipe and Images World Vision

    Grandma’s Pumpkin Soup

    Serving Size: Serves 6


    • 750g pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed
    • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
    • 2 onions, cut into wedges
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large potato, sliced
    • 1 litre water
    • 2 or 3 cubes vegetable stock, crumbled
    • 250ml double cream
    • 1 1/4 tablespoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • Salt to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Place your pumpkin, carrots and onions in a roasting tin.
    3. Drizzle with olive oil.
    4. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, until soft but not charred.
    5. In the meantime place the water and crumbled stock cubes into a large saucepan and using a medium heat, bring to the boil.
    6. Cook the potato in simmering water, for about 20 minutes until soft.
    7. Add the potato and water mix to the roasted vegetables and blend in a food processor until smooth. Return to pan and place on a low heat stirring in cream, nutmeg, pepper and salt. Heat gently to serve.

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