- 8 sm Sugar pumpkins or small
-Golden Debut squashes 2 13 3/4 or 14 1/2 oz cans
-chicken broth, all surface -fat removed 1 c Sliced fresh or frozen
-cauliflower 1 md Onion, chopped
2 c Milk
1/3 c Unsifted all-purposeflour
1/2 t Salt
1/8 t Ground white pepper
1/4 c Half-and-half
4 c Mashed cooked sugar pumpkin
1. If using pumpkins for serving bowls, heat oven to
2. Bake pumpkins
30 to 50 minutes or just until flesh is fork-tender.
30 minutes; if tender, remove and set aside. (Do not overbake or the pumpkins will collapse.) To microwave, place
3 or 4 pumpkins with their lids inserted on top in microwave ovens. Cook
15 to 20 minutes, rotating them every
5 minutes, or until tender. Repeat until all of the pumpkins have been microwaved.
3. In 4-quart saucepan, heat broth and cauliflower to boiling over
10 minutes. If using frozen cauliflower, cook about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove cauliflower to blender or food processor, leaving broth in saucepan.
4. Add onion to broth remaining in saucepan; cover and heat to
5 minutes. Meanwhile, in cup, combine
1/2 C milk, the flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Stir flour mixture into onion and broth. Cook mixture, or sauce, stirring constantly, until it thickens and boils. Remove from heat.
5. In blender, puree cauliflower with
1/2 C sauce and the
half-and-half Pour cauliflower soup into small saucepan and keep warm over very low heat. 6. In same blender (no need to wash), blend remaining sauce until
3/4 C milk to blender; blend until smooth; pour into saucepan with sauce. Repeat to puree remaining mashed pumpkin with remaining milk. Heat pumpkin mixture, or bisque, over low heat just until hot, stirring constantly. (Do not allow to boil.)
7. To serve, ladle pumpkin bisque into baked pumpkin "bowls" or serving bowls and place on serving plates. Drizzle cauliflower soup on top of each serving. Country Living Holidays/92 Scanned & fixed by Di Pahl &