Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Ingredients

  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • 1smallonion, chopped
  • 1/4 cupcarrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cupcelery, chopped
  • 3medium-sizesweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2pears, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoondried thyme
  • 1teaspoonpaprika
  • 5cupslow sodium chicken broth( or homemade)
  • 1/3 cupwhipping cream(optional)
  • 2teaspoonsmaple syrup( or to taste)
  • 2teaspoonslime juice( or to taste)
  • salt and pepper, freshly ground
  • Directions

  • 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.
  • Reviews

  • “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.”

  • “Very good!Thanks for sharing!”

  • “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!”

  • “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!”

  • “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.”

  • “This is GREAT!If only more than 5 I could rate!Interesting combination!We thoroughly enjoyed this soup with elation!For whipping cream, used light evaporated milk,Rolled onto the tastebuds like silk!THANKS!”

  • “I loved this three out of my four children liked it also. I made a double batch and have frozen some for me later. Thanks for the great idea”

  • “Saw this in yesterday’s recipe reviews and had a few sweet potatoes to use.It was incredibly different – we ate the salmon first, the the soup “before” dessert – and it was truly tasty !!Prepared exactly according to the recipe, we have some for lunch tomorrow. Took MORE than 10 miutes to prep, but as long as you have the kitchen to yourself, is OK.I will make this again for an appreciative guest list.Thanks, Strawberry Girl !”

  • “Really thick and amazing soup. Loved it so much that I wish I had doubled the recipe! Thanks for submitting.”

  • “Great recipe!Sweet, but not too sweet!Very tasty!”

  • “This was really good, but a little too sweet for me. (I’m not really into pears). I still liked it though. But the lime juice is a must! If you think it tastes good without it, you have to add it. The lime juice really complements the soup. Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “I made this recipe for my Valentine’s Day Dinner, and it was a smash! I substituted apple for the pear, and didn’t use the lime juice or maple syrup. But other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Great recipe, highly reccomended!”

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