Pear and Celery Soup

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Silky-smooth, with the subtle flavours of pear and celery, every spoonful is a delight in this soup that's elegant enough for entertaining.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2003

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups finely chopped celery
  • 4 onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 pears peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup 10% cream

Method

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery, onions, chives, thyme, salt and pepper, covered and stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until softened and translucent.

Pour in stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until celery is very tender. Add pears; cook for 5 minutes or until pears are tender.

In batches, purée in blender. Return to saucepan; pour in cream and heat through without boiling.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 728 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 133.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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