Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup

by zesty on September 24, 2009 · 18 comments

Hi Zesty Readers, I am Mellissa from A Fit and Spicy Life and am very excited to be doing a guest post while Zesty is out of town. I thought I would share one of my fall favorites made with ingredients that are in season now and spices that really complement those flavors! Since this soup has a lot of chopping I use a Chopper or Food Processor to get the onions and apples the same size, to save time and to stop a few tears.



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 apples, cored and chopped
  • 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (veggie broth can be substituted)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp cane sugar


  1. Pour oil into large saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, curry, cumin and cayenne.
  3. Saute, stirring often until onion is soft.
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  5. Stir in apples, pumpkin, broth, water and sugar.
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  7. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to low.
  8. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Puree soup in a food processor or with a hand blender, to achieve desired consistency.
  10. Just before serving, return to pot on low heat.
  11. ENJOY!!

Thanks so much Melissa (fit and spicy life) for a great recipe.  This is definitely the time of year for curry and pumpkin.  I love the combination of flavors and will be trying this for sure.  I hope you have a great Thursday and talk soon.

Take care


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1 Joanna

This is a must try! Fall weather showed up on Monday and I have been craving soup (and I always crave pumpkin!)

I love that this soup is not milk or cream based and yet it looks rich and satisfying.


2 VeggieGirl

Mmm, comforting!!

Thank you for sharing the recipe, Melissa!!


3 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

Thanks for sharing the recipe — it looks yum! I agree with Joanna, it is nice to see a soup that isn’t filled with cream or milk.


4 Pam

Nice…I love soup!


5 Gina

Oh yeah, that’s what I like!! I need to find some more pumpkin puree, and then I’m making this!! Great recipe.


6 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

YUM! I’ve got to make a pumpkin dish soon… if it EVER actually turns to fall here!


7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

Thanks Mellissa! I want to try it this weekend! :)


8 Leah @ L4L

Lordy that sounds delicious!


9 BroccoliHut

Sounds delicious–going directly into my laptop’s recipe file:)


10 Barb

Thanks for the recipe Melissa! I made it for lunch today and it was delish. I found it a bit too thick for my taste so I added more liquid. I also topped with a spoonful of yogurt.Yum.


11 Jen @ MaplenCornbread

this sounds SO good! The perfect Fall soup!


12 Bren

what a fantastic soup lOOOVE the incorporation of apples!
sure been missing you coming by! hope all is well!!



13 Louise

Hi Zesty,
A perfect recipe for the chill of fall and Johnny Appleseed Day. Hope you don’t mind, I “borrowed” your link to include in my list of apple recipes in celebration of the day! It sounds yummee!!!


14 Jessica Hartley

I must admit that I found the flavors were off in this recipe. I used a 30 oz can of pumpkin, added 2 + teaspoons of salt and chili powder which balanced out the sweetness of the apples. If using the original recipe, I think using two apples and eliminating the water might have done the trick.


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