Pear Potato Soup

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Total time:

60 mins

 

Makes:

6-8 servings.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 butter
  • 1 large sweet onionpeeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlicpressed
  • 1/2 pound boiling potatoesabout 3 medium, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 medium carrotscut into small pieces
  • 2 maple syrup
  • 4 pears coredand cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 Grey Poupon Dijion Mustard
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Creme Fraiche
  • Red pepper flakesoptional

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter; stir in the onion. Turn the heat down to medium-low, covering the onions. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are softened.

Step 2

Turn the heat up to medium and stir in the garlic, potato, and carrot. Cover the pot and cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the maple syrup, pear, salt, thyme, and nutmeg, stirring gently. Allow to cook on low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the broth and mustard, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Step 5

Transfer the soup in batches to a blender (or food processor), and puree for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a spoonful of creme fraiche, a sprinkle of fresh thyme and red pepper flakes.