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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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*Parsley* November 12, 2010

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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cms002_7131991 December 07, 2012

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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Kelliemusic October 20, 2011

Took a chance on this. Not really in my wheelhouse, but used it as opening course for xmas dinner and it was a big hit. Used the blender to liquify and that worked perfectly. I followed the recipe to a tee except using Bosc pears (peeled). Hard to believe there's not cream or the like in the finished product. Several guest remarked that the garnish (small cubes of pear) made the dish perfect.

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Larry in DC December 30, 2010
Celery and Pear Bisque