Sweet Potato and Pear Soup
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This is a really lovely soup. If you like both sweet potatoes and pears, you'll make this again and again.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 2
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ kilo (1 pound) sweet potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 pears peeled and chopped (in a pinch, canned pears without sugar or juice work just fine)
  • 3-4 cups of broth. I have used vegetable and chicken and they're equally good.
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • chopped fresh mint and croutons or roasted sweet potato chunks for garnish
  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter has melted add the onion and a sprinkling of salt and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion has softened. Stir often and try to sweat the onions, not brown them.
  2. Add the sweet potato chunks and sauté in the onions for 2-3 minutes. Add the pears and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock to the pot and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the sweet potatoes and pears are soft.
  4. Whiz with a stick blender until smooth and then test for seasoning. If your stock is salty you might only need some pepper but only you will be able to tell if you like it.
  5. Reheat almost to the boil and stir in the yogurt.
  6. Serve with a garnish of fresh chopped mint, croutons or chunks of roasted sweet potato.
  7. If you need more than two servings, this recipe is easy to double or triple.
This soup freezes well but freeze before adding the yogurt.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/soup/sweet-potato-and-pear-soup/