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by Jodene Shaer, passionate advocate for taking responsibility for your own life, your happiness and most importantly your choice.  Co-owner of a company called Lifeology and runs a blog called Project Me

With each changing of the season I treat my friends to the Pagan history of the Southern Hemisphere festivals and that pumpkin soup is traditional for Samhain which we now know as Halloween. It is also the time when apples are harvested and that is why the combination is so special.

Enjoy … It really is that yummy!



  • 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 …

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