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Recipe by Southern Living November 2002

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Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Remove and discard green tops from leeks; cut white portions into slices, and set aside.

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  • Sauté chopped onion and chopped garlic in hot olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat just until tender. Do not brown.

  • Stir in leeks, carrots, and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Stir in thyme. Remove from heat, and let cool 10 minutes.

  • Process carrot mixture, in 2 or 3 batches, in a food processor or with a hand emulsion blender until smooth.

  • Return carrot mixture to Dutch oven, and add half-and-half. Heat over low heat until warm.

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