Delicious and very Flavorful! I omitted the butter and mace (didn't have any), used only 1 cup of cider and added a lot of ginger. I loved the idea of roasting all the vegetables together instead of having to peel the pumpkins!
Great soup and I loved it with creme fraiche.
I was quite suprised by how well this turned out. Like the previous rater, I was skeptical about the mix of sweet and savory, but it turned out well. Neither my husband nor I cared for the creme fraiche though. He added a little Merlot to his and I put some applesauce in mine (the apple flavor compliments the others well). The only change I'll make next time is that I think I'll use two apples. Can't wait to make this again.
I'm a pumpkin lover and this is a great soup. When I reviewed the ingredients I was more than a little concerned the final product would be sweet -- but somehow it all balances out in the end and I never would have guessed there was an apple, carrots and brown sugar in it (the ingredients I found most upsetting LOL). The dollop of creme fraiche is a great touch -- love that extra bit of richness. You can make this as thick/thin as you like depending on the amount of chicken stock you use. This is also a very pretty soup --great color.