Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

85 mins (prep 40, cooking 45)
9 ingredients
8-10 servings
This is a delicious soup with a truly different taste and texture from any other soups I have eaten or made. It is nutritious and healthy for day-to-day eating and is also ideal for dinner parties. Be ready to be asked for the recipe! It reheats well, including in the microwave, and makes a great lunch to take to work. It also freezes well, so it's worth making a large quantity when you make it, so that you have some to freeze. Like most soup recipes it is easy to modify to suit your personal preferences. I first came across the basic recipe in two different Murdoch Books publications: Entertaining: Quick Short Recipes and Bowl Food: the new comfort food for people on the move. The first time I made it, the fresh pears at the greengrocers were not yet ripe and I was impatient to try the recipe! So I used canned pears (minus the pear juice, some of which I drank while making the soup). Because the soup was so delicious using the canned pears, I have continued to use them each time I have made this soup. As a garlic lover, I have so far refrained from adding garlic but with winter approaching - for those of us who are down under - I intend to add some next time I make this soup.

Categories:  fruit , seasonal , winter , fall , <-4-hours , pears , potato , soups-&-stews , bisques~cream-soups , vegetable , yam~sweet-potato , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (351.57 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 167.92 Calories from Fat 21.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.42g 29.8%
Saturated Fat 1.48g 59.18%
Trans Fat 0.09g %
Cholesterol 7.44mg 19.84%
Sodium 797.33mg 265.78%
Total Carbohydrate 26.91g 71.75%
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g 108.86%
Sugars 7.48 g %
Protein 4.84g 77.41%
Vitamin A 16533.96IU% Vitamin C 2.72mg%
Calcium 69.88mg% Iron 0.79mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4