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SWEET POTATO WEEK: SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH NUTMEG AND MAPLE SYRUP

The grocery stores are full of sweet potatoes, which are among the most fall-appropriate residents of the produce department. This week, we'll share sweet potato recipes, any of which would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Today's comes from epicurious.com and was originally published in Bon Appetit magazine in December of 2001.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter

1 cup chopped onion

2 small celery stalks, stalks and leaves chopped separately

1 medium leek, sliced (white and pale green parts only)

1 large garlic clove, chopped

1 1/2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)

4 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

1 cinnamon stick

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/2 cups half and half

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

For directions on how to prepare this recipe, follow this link.

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