Pumpkin-Carrot Soup Shooters with Coconut Cream

Pumpkin-Carrot Soup Shooters with Coconut Cream Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas


Serve this in glass votives or demitasse cups.


Makes 6 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes


3 tablespoons butter
2 large shallots, sliced
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
1 (1-lb.) package baby carrots, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon pimentón (sweet smoked Spanish paprika)
6 cups vegetable broth
1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Garnishes: toasted flaked coconut


1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add shallots, next 2 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeño, and sauté 5 minutes or until golden. Add carrots, and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in ginger and pimentón, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Process soup with a handheld blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until hot. (For a thinner soup, stir in more broth, 1 Tbsp. at a time.) Pour into small glasses; dollop with Coconut Cream.


Total time includes Coconut Cream.

Make Ahead: Let cool completely, and chill up to 3 days. Reheat in pan over medium heat until hot.

Marian Cooper Cairns,

December 2013
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