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Apple pumpkin bisque

Makes about 9 cups


  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped ginger root
  • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can low-fat chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 small dried chili pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • salt and ground white pepper, to taste*
  • ½ cup fat-free half and half


In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter then sauté onion and ginger until onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except half and half; simmer about 15 minutes until flavors are blended. Stir in cream just before serving.

*additional salt and pepper not included in analysis

Per 1-cup serving: 110 calories, 2 g fat, 3 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 270 mg sodium

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