Spiced Pumpkin Soup

"Another Pumpkin Soup, that's all I can say."
photo by Leggy Peggy photo by Leggy Peggy
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Melt the butter in the pan you are making the soup in, fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, add the curry, cumin and cayenne pepper, fry a few minutes more.
  • Add the pumpkin and the apple, mix, and then add the stock.
  • Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • I use a hand-held blender to blend the soup but otherwise let the soup cool and blend in the food processor.
  • Add the lemon juice and check the seasoning.
  • Serve with the parsley sprinkled over, sour cream (or yoghurt) and nice bread.
  • For vegetarian use vegetable stock.

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  1. kiwidutch
    "Another pumpkin soup recipe" Pets in this description you DON"T nearly do this recipe JUSTICE!!!!! Hubby made two of these on the same day with a pumpkin each, one is exactly as written and the other he added piri piri to kick it up a notch, he then had visitors to lunch and they not only raved about it but also wanted the recipe. (they ate the non spicy one) I've just been enjoying the spicy one for dinner ( but also had a taste of the other) and guess what I'm taking to work for lunch tomorrow! This is NOT "just another soup" it has buckets of flavour and we are lovin' it !!!! Thanks !!!
  2. AnneWisconsin
    This is a really nice pumpkin soup recipe! Just enough spice, creamy pumpkin flavor with the citrusy tang added. Yum! I scaled it down to ~3 servings, which seemed to work ok, and I only had lime, so I used that instead of lemon. Reminded me a bit of a thai soup - that yummy curry squash flavor. Thanks!
  3. Leggy Peggy
    A truly divine pumpkin soup and a perfect light meal on a chilly night -- even our Brazilian exchange student wolfed it down. I used a butternut pumpkin (Australians say pumpkin rather than squash), a Granny Smith apple, 1 1/2 litres of chicken stock and the juice of a lemon. I was out of cayenne, so subbed chilli powder. Garnished with coriander and thick yogurt. This is a keeper.
  4. JustJanS
    I'm sitting here eating this right now. It's good on a cold winters day, with just enough spice to allow the pumpkin flavour to come through. The only change I made was to add 3 sticks of celery that would have gone to waste otherwise.I made a double lot and will freeze it, because I love home made soup.
  5. dale7793
    This is a great spicy soup. The lemon juice is a nice addition. I've never had apple in my pumpkin soup before but it added a nice sweetness to this soup. Thanks!


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