Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

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  • In a pot, heat butter on medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add sweet potatoes, pears and thyme and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add paprika and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until sweet potato is soft.
  • Puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Return to pot. Add cream, maple syrup and lime juice. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • If soup is too thick add a little extra broth. Season with salt and pepper, adding more syrup or lime juice as needed.
  • Can be made up to 2 days ahead of time.

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  1. bitch'n kitchen
    I had this recipe before and lost it so happy to find it here. I have made it tons of times. I always saute the onion, celery and carrot for at least 20 min on a low heat to build the flavors then follow as directed. If I don't have pears I use apples. The other thing I do is strain it at the end. Makes a really velvety consistency. There is only a couple of tbsp of stuff to strain out but it saves you from getting a string of celery and again it makes a wonderful consistency. I don't use the maple syrup the sweet potatoes make it sweet enough. Love this soup.
  2. cnjgilbert
    Very good! Thanks for sharing!
  3. The_Swedish_Chef
    A perfect 10 is what I'd give this soup! I found the recipe in a thread discussing an over-abundance of pears and what to do with them; so glad that I clicked SAVE and had the chance to make it on this soggy/chilly day. Followed the directions exactly; tasted it and added a pinch of cayenne pepper to it to give it the tiniest bit of heat. Served with grilled ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches with cranberry mustard and a bitter green salad. We all begged for more! I'll be making this at least once a month, it's THAT good!
  4. StephyO
    INCREDIBLE!!!! wow.. the whole family loved it.. i made it for thanksgiving this past wknd (i'm from canada) and everyone went crazy over it! my nona was practically licking her bowl! I added some garlic and cinnamon, other then that i follwed the recipe exactly.. just doubled it as i had to serve it to 10 ppl. thanks for the amazing recipe!
  5. DinoFood
    This soup is fantastic, my girlfriend and room-mate were hesitant to try it, but they did, and there was nothing left over. It was a little too sweet for me, so I'll probably leave out the maple syrup, and try a little bit of maple extract next time.



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