According to Ashkenazim: What would be the Bracha Rishona for a mixture of pureed pumpkin, applesauce and cinnamon? It is a smooth puree (no chunks or identifiable bits). The pumpkin and applesauce are in equal parts. One can't identify either the pumpkin or the applesauce. It's a (delicious and nutritious) brown goop.


  • Borei Pri Ha'Adamah?
    – Shmuel
    Sep 28, 2022 at 16:49
  • In order for this to be answerable, you would need to provide some more information. Is it a chunky puree or a smooth puree? Are the ingredients all in equal parts? Are you seeking an answer that generally conforms with Ashkenazi or Sepharadi practice? Sep 28, 2022 at 17:11
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    A puree that the fruit is no longer recognized is Shehakol.
    – Chatzkel
    Sep 28, 2022 at 18:09
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    @Chatzkel not according to the Rambam and Mehaber... Sep 29, 2022 at 0:39
  • Smooth puree. Pumpkin and applesauce in equal parts. Ashkenazi practice. MANY THANKS for guidance!
    – Sidney76
    Sep 29, 2022 at 6:15

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"pureed ... can't identify ... brown goop" - It's a good thing you wrote "delicious and nutritious"! I actually make something similar myself using sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, a little nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and a little honey. If yours is quite pureed, as it seems to be by your description, I would think the bracha for it would be Shehakol. Be well, and enjoy your delicious mixture!

Added (from: https://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Soups): "Halachos of Brachos p. 434 quoting Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach explained that if the vegetable was blended completely and there's no solid pieces the bracha is shehakol. However, if there's pieces it is haadama."

(Please Note: This is based off of the fact that you specifically wrote applesauce; if there are identifiable hunks/chunks of apples (i.e., not pureed/blended completely), you would have to take HaEtz into consideration, as apples are fruits of a tree. Haadama was regarding the pumpkin.)
(from: https://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Fruits_and_Vegetables: "Apple - HaEtz העץ" and "Pumpkin - HaAdama האדמה" - Source cited: Veten Bracha (Halachos of Brochos by Rabbi Bodner pg 396, chapter 22))

  • welcome to Mi Yodeya we look forward to seeing you around. Please note that this site relies heavily on source material for answers. Whilst what you're saying makes sense, it is likely to be viewed as more like a comment.
    – Dov
    Sep 30, 2022 at 10:49
  • I had clicked "Add a comment." - I am not sure why it got posted as an answer. I meant it as a comment. I will try to locate a source for this, since it posted as an answer, instead of as a comment. Thank you for the information.
    – Naomi
    Sep 30, 2022 at 11:00
  • No problem - hatzlacha!
    – Dov
    Sep 30, 2022 at 11:13
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    I added a source. Have a good day! :)
    – Naomi
    Sep 30, 2022 at 11:15
  • I hope that helps! Be well! :)
    – Naomi
    Sep 30, 2022 at 11:45

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