Curried Pear Soup

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  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Saute pears, onion, leek and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add flour and curry powder, stir well, and saute another 2 minutes until pears soften.
  • Add white wine and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until pears are very soft, 15-20 minutes. Puree with immersion blender.
  • In small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute scallion in butter 2 minutes, or until tender. Add sesame oil and honey. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt.
  • Serve each bowl of soup with a tablespoon of the yogurt topping.

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  1. I have made this several times now, and it is absolutely delicious. Even without the topping, it's a winner, and my guests agree.
  2. I had no problems w/ consistency. This is a delightful recipe! Awakens one's palate w/ the subtle pear texture & sweetness, yet spiciness from the curry. Very tasty. Thank-you for sharing!
  3. I would give it zero if I could. It came out so liquidifed (that it was like water) that after adding alot of things to it to make it not of water consistency, it did not work at all. I think that it needs less liquid and it would be delicious- because the flavour was good, but not edible after doing this recipe.
  4. Pears aren't my favorite fruit just to eat raw, so I was looking for a recipe to use up what I had. This is so good I think even my fruit-hating husband would like it. I used a full 6 oz. carton of yogurt for the topping, and I use more than a tablespoon topping per serving. My pears were quite firm, so I simmered it about twice as long before I pureed it.


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