Curried Pumpkin Peanut Bisque

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on November 23, 2016.
Published in the Hawaiian Electric's 2017 AUW Cookbook: Celebrating 125 years serving Hawaii.

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Ingredients:

Curried Pumpkin Peanut Bisque

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled apple
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 (15-ounce) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnishes (optional): chopped peanuts, chopped, red-skinned apple, fresh cilantro, chili pepper flakes

Directions:

In a large saucepan combine apple, onion and apple juice over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until onion is soft and most of apple juice evaporates, about 8 minutes. Add curry powder and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in pumpkin, broth and peanut butter. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Stir in milk. Cool. Blend in blender or food processor until smooth. Garnish as desired. Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste or garnishes):
250 calories, 13 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 11 g protein

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