Witchy winter pumpkin soup - project me day 486

1 May 2011

It's officially winter and last night was my time to share so good old traditional dishes with my friends. Something that started out with a little apprehension and a whole lot of doubting that it would last very long has become a very big event within the circle of people I love and last night was a big occasion. It was the official start of winter and warm feast was?definitely?in order. Of course the weather was all screwy, with rain that held the bonfire off until the nick of time and a particularly warm night that didn't really call for the bonfire.

It did call for soup though and I was the proudest little witch in the kitchen with my first attempt at a traditional pagan apple and pumpkin soup recipe. It was so yummy that I see it getting us through a few more winter nights and just couldn't help but share ... I know a few people out there who were bursting to ask for the recipe 😉


  • 4 medium apples peeled and boiled until soft
  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons?butter
  • 6 cups?chicken broth
  • half a pumpkin cut up and roasted
  • 1 teaspoon?each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut up the pumpkin into small chunks and roast on 220 deg for 45 mins. Turn every 15 mins
  • Boil the peeled apples until soft
  • Then saute (in a pan) apples and onion in butter for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Get the broth on the boil and slowly stir in the onion mix, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. ?Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In a blender, cover and process soup in batches until smooth. Return it to the stove.
  • Just before serving, in the apple juice, cream, salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 servings ...

Unless it's so delicious that your friends get through it all 😉

Thanks you to my beautiful friends for the way that you revel in these occasions that I celebrated all by myself for so many years. I used to be proud but now I am purposeful in my sharing of my beliefs and your cooking, sharing, listening and part-taking in days like the welcome of winter has made my life and 'project me' so much more alive. Next one is Yule and I sure hope someone knows how to cook a turkey!


9 comments on “Witchy winter pumpkin soup - project me day 486”

  1. That was an awesome night for all who celebrated. The mulled wine that Shaz made for us was great even if I was pretty much the only mummy-man there 🙂

    hmmm... My turkey is legendary 😉 okay, mostly it's my cranberry sauce, but isn't the secret always in the sauce? 😀
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    1. You know, I keep hearing about this cranberry sauce and I think it's high time that I get me some of this stuff! 😉

          1. No silly ... you are always invited!!! But I wanna be invited to YOUR Christmas dinner ... now that's wasn't subtle at all! lol

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