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Reader-to-Reader: Pumpkin Cake; Pumpkin Soup Recipes

Reader-to-Reader: Pumpkin Cake; Pumpkin Soup Recipes

Thanks as always for your wonderful reader recipe contributions to Eat
Well Naturally newsletter. I received many wonderful pumpkin recipes
after my last call, and Ive included two one for pumpkin cake and
one for pumpkin soup below.

Thanks for this recipe to Linda H. Carter

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil (I use applesauce to make it low fat)
2 cups flour
2 cups pumpkin (#2 can; NOT pie filling)
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix till well blended.
Pour nto well greased and floured tube pan.
Bake 1 hour @350 degrees.

–Icing– [on COLD cake]
1 -3 oz pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 stick softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 box powdered sugar

Blend cream cheese and margarine. Add vanilla, sugar, and enough milk to mix [usually only takes a few spoons full. Depends on how “runny” you like your icing. If you like a lot of icing double recipe).

Thanks for this Pumpkin Soup recipe to Amira.

500 grams (1 lb) pumpkin (diced)
500 grams (1 lb) potato (diced)
1 large onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 litres (4 pints) broth
salt & pepper
1 cup milk or cream

Saute onion and garlic. When soft, add the pumpkin and potato cubes and mix well. After 5 minutes, transfer all to a terracotta pot (optional but these pots are good for soups), add the hot broth, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Cool a little and then puree in food processor. Transfer back to the pot, add the cream or milk and simmer another 10 minutes or more.

It’s a good hearty soup and freezes well too.

I enjoy your recipes & tips, keep up the good work.


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6:32PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you for the delicious recipes! I can't wait to try them.

5:48AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

3:10AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank you :)

8:40PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Fabulous, now this is how a pumpkin really wants to be treated after Hallowe'en!

5:25PM PST on Nov 21, 2012


4:16PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:40PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012


5:05AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

4:25PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Sounds good

12:15PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

I love these recipes. My parents love pumpkin, so maybe I'll try and make these for them! They sound great.

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