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Mabon Cooking

Ten Recipes for Your Mabon Celebration


Mabon is a holiday dedicated to family, feasting and friends. Try some of our favorite fall-themed recipes to celebrate the autumn equinox!

Dark Mother Honey Wheat Bread

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The goddess' aspect as the Dark Mother, the crone, is celebrated at Mabon. This lovely honey wheat blend is perfect for your autumn equinox celebrations, honoring the harvest and the end of the fertile season. Serve it up with herbed oils for dipping, or a batch of fresh warm apple butter!

Crockpot Apple Butter

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Apple butter is a delicious treat all year long, and if you make it in the fall with fresh apple sauce, you can preserve it to eat later on. Enjoy this tasty spread on warm bread, or just straight from the jar!

Stuffed Grape Leaves

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This appetizer takes a while to prepare, but it's well worth it. Stuffed grape leaves, or dolmas, are a staple of Greek cooking and a delicious accompaniment to your Mabon feasting. They celebrate the gods of the vine by using both the grape leaves and raisins.

Ren Faire Turkey Leg

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Every year in the fall, countless numbers of Pagans attend Renaissance Festivals and Faires across the world. It's a great way to get that old-world feeling, and get in touch with days gone by, although with better hygiene and plumbing improvements. If you're a fan of Renaissance Festival cuisine, you'll really enjoy this. The smoked turkey leg is a staple of most Ren Faires, so why not take the time to whip a few together for your Mabon celebration?

Buckeye Candies

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The Buckeye, a small brown nut, which begin dropping in late August, have been used for many years in some traditions of folk magic. The Buckeye is associated with prosperity and abundance. Why not whip up a batch of Buckeye candies for your Mabon guests, and share your wishes for a bountiful harvest with your friends?

Pomegranate Sorbet

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The pomegranate symbolizes the fertility of the goddess and is representative of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. This delicious sorbet is easy to make, and can be prepared as part of ritual or in advance.

Autumn Beef Stew

From our Southern Food Guide, this rich and hearty stew is loaded with veggies and potatoes, and it'll make your home feel warm and inviting. Whether you prepare it on top of a stove or over a blazing fire, this stew is a great starter course for any Mabon gathering of friends and family.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash has a sweet and mild flavor, and a bowl of hot soup on a chilly fall night usually hits the spot. It's especially good sopped up with some warm crusty bread -- the perfect side dish for your Mabon festivities!

Baked Corn With Red Peppers

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Corn is the perfect fall food, because of its bright golden color. Jazz it up a bit with some red peppers, and you've got a delicious baked vegetable dish. Looks beautiful on a platter, tastes heavenly going down. Serve some up for your next Mabon feast!

Venison Pot Roast

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A venison pot roast is the perfect comfort food for a chilly autumn night. Celebrate Mabon with friends, family, and a great meal!

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