Pear and Apple Soup

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    Pear and Apple Soup

    Pear and Apple Soup

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    55min


    11 people made this

    This is a great soup using the unexpected combination of pears and apples that are seasoned lightly with sage, ginger and bay.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine
    • 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and diced
    • 3 pears peeled, cored and diced
    • 5 cups (1 1/4 litres) vegetable stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon sage
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pureed fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon diced fresh parsley

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the apples and pears in the melted margarine for about 5 minutes.
    2. Add the vegetable stock, sage, pepper and bay leaf to the saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Place a cover on the saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer until hot and the apples and pears are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
    3. Pour about 1/3 of the soup into a blender filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth; pour into a clean saucepan. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the saucepan.
    4. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and warm over medium heat until completely reheated. Garnish with parsley to serve.
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    This soup is great as is, but could be improved. The original recipe is quite sweet and tangy which is good but I prefer a bit more savory. I made one batch exactly as written and found that I needed more so I made a half batch, adding an onion and using chicken stock instead of vegetable to make a more savory blend. When the two were mixed together it came out PERFECT! Everyone loved it!  -  27 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    14

    Great tasting soup, the ginger really makes it good! I'll be making this again!  -  19 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    10

    Great soup! I too used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. I also added an onion...soup was a perfect blend of savory with just a hint of sweet.  -  01 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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