Original Post by Teri in Mar, 2010
This is one of my favorite fall soup recipes that I am sure you will also enjoy. I hope you will use fresh pumpkin in place of the canned as the results will astound you. To use fresh, de-seed and bake skin side up until tender, then remove the pumpkin and puree until smooth. I am confident you will be surprised by the savory taste and aroma of this soup.
In a soup pot, sauté the onions in the oil until they become translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in the carrots, parsnips and salt and continue to sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the water/stock, apple and tomato juices, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon and paprika. Cover the pot and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the pumpkin. In a blender, puree the soup until smooth. Gently reheat, if necessary.
Serves 4; yields 6 ½ cups