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    Celery and Pear Bisque

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    evelyn/athens's Note:

    From Bon Apetit, November 2010.

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    • 4 1/2 tablespoons butter
    • 6 cups thinly sliced celery, with leaves plus chopped leaves (preferably organic, about 12 stalks, for garnish)
    • 18 ounces unpeeled ripe bartlett pears, cored, diced (generous 3 cups)
    • 1 1/2 cups leeks (the chopped dark green tops)
    • 3 small turkish bay leaves
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups low-salt chicken broth (or more)


    1. 1
      Melt butter in pot over medium-high heat. Add sliced celery, generous 3 cups diced pears, leek tops, bay leaves, and thyme. Cover; cook until celery softens, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Toss in flour. Stir in 3 cups broth; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until celery is tender, about 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove bay leaves from soup. Puree soup in batches in blender until smooth. Return puree to same pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Thin with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if desired. Rewarm briefly.
    3. 3
      Divide soup among bowls; garnish with 1/2 cup finely diced pear and celery leaves.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 12, 2010


      This bisque is incredible! I love that it's thick and creamy without any cream. Plus, it uses simple everyday (inexpensive) ingredients and the results are impressive enough for a fancy dinner party. I added a few tbsp of dry white wine, but otherwise stuck to the recipe right down to the garnishes. I may even add crumbled goat cheese to the garnishes next time. Thanx for posting this!!!

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    • on December 07, 2012


      I had a bunch of celery that I needed to use up so I thought that this recipe would be great, however I was wrong. The only thing I substituted was vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth because that is what I had on hand. My husband and I did not like this at all. We are not picky eaters and try everything once, but I will not be making this again. It reminded us of some kind of baby food.

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    • on October 20, 2011


      This has a very unique taste that I can only describe as Celery and Pear Bisque, lol. I thought that it would be oddly sweet but it isn't. There is a hint of pear in every bite and it really complements the celery and other ingredients. I used vegetable broth as it was what I had on hand. I would make this again. Tastes fattening and isn't really.

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    Nutritional Facts for Celery and Pear Bisque

    Serving Size: 1 (343 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.9
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    Cholesterol 22.9 mg
    Sodium 535.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 11.4 g
    Protein 4.1 g

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