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Sweet Potato Pear Soup

Ingredients
  Canola oil 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped to make 1/4 cup
  Celery stalk 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Apple juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweet potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled, diced to make4 1/2 cups (3 Medium Size, Dark Orange Variety)
  Pear 1 Medium, peeled, diced 1 cup
  Canned reduced sodium chicken broth 28 Ounce (2 Cans, 14 Ounce Each)
  Chopped fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and the onion and celery to the oil. Cook the vegetables for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
3. Add all the remaining ingredients except fresh thyme.
4. Heat to boiling point and then reduce the heat.
5. Cover the dish and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender.
6. Set aside to cool.

FINALIZING
7. In a blender or food processor, puree half the soup at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth
8. Return the blended soup to the saucepan and then puree the remaining soup.

SERVING
9. Just before serving, heat blended soup for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.
10. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 964 Calories from Fat 136

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g17.7%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1890.7 mg78.8%

Total Carbohydrates 200 g66.6%

Dietary Fiber 32.6 g130.5%

Sugars 66.7 g

Protein 18 g35.8%

Vitamin A 1977.3% Vitamin C 102%

Calcium 37.7% Iron 63.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Sweet Potato Pear Soup Recipe