Pear and Potato Soup
Who would've thought that pears and potatoes would pair (ha ha!) so well? Wow, this is a fantastic soup and would be great as a meal on it's own or as a starter for your holiday meals! It is surprisingly delicious!
Servings: 6 servings
- Medium Soup Pot
- High Speed Blender or Immersion Blender
- 1 Large Onion, diced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 3-4 Med Potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 Med Carrots, peeled an cubed
- 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
- 4 Med Pears, peeled, cored and chopped
- 2 tsp Thyme, fresh and chopped
- 1 tsp Nutmeg, fresh grated or ground
- 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 3 Cups Vegetable Broth
Serving Ingredient Options
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chinese Five Spice
- Place your soup pot over medium heat. When the soup pot is hot, add the onions. Cover and reduce the heat to cook the onions for about 10 minutes or until the onions are softened. If the onions begin to stick to the pan, add 1 TBSP water or broth and stir to prevent sticking. You can repeat this several times if needed.
- Remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium. Add the garlic, potatoes and carrots. Add the cover to the pot and cook for about 10 minutes. Again, check to see if the potatoes begin to stick to the pan, and if they do, add 1 TBSP water or broth and stir.
- Add the maple syrup, pear, thyme and nutmeg, Stir to combine. Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
- Add the broth and mustard. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Once it's reached a boil, reduce the heat to low, add the cover and allow the soup to simmer for about 15 more minutes or until your potatoes are soft.
- Once all the vegetables are cooked, you can carefully process the mixture using an immersion blender. BE CAREFUL! The mixture is hot! Process until the desired consistency is reached.
- If using a traditional blender, carefully transfer the mixture to the blender and process slowly with the lid cracked to allow the steam to escape. Process until the desired consistency is reached.
- Serve and enjoy!
Who would’ve thought that pears and potatoes would pair (ha ha!) so well? Wow, this is a fantastic soup and would be great as a meal on it’s own or as a starter for your holiday meals! It is surprisingly delicious!