Harvest Pumpkin Soup

From Country Living, November 2012

2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
1 large potato, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 1/2 cup(s) chicken broth
1 can(s) (15-ounce) pure pumpkin (or 1 ¾ cups pumpkin puree)
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
1/2 pint(s) (16 tablespoons) heavy cream

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add potato and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Stir in pumpkin. Using an immersion blender, purée mixture until smooth. (Or, use a blender to purée mixture in batches, then return to pot.) Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in cream and heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve hot.

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