Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sweet Potato Pear Bisque

This is a lovely soup to serve prior to the Thanksgiving meal.  It is also a wonderful comfort soup for a cold winter night.  It is easy to prepare, high in fiber and vitamins it is a perfect diabetic friendly/family friendly soup with a slight sweet yet savory taste.

  • 2 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup powdered chicken broth/or canned low sodium.  
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • zest of one lemon

  • 2 cups - half and half
  • Fresh ground nutmeg to taste

Combine the first 8 ingredients in 3qt pot and bring to a boil.  Cook for approx 20 minutes until
potatoes are tender.  Pour vegetables and broth into a blender. Blend until smooth. (You can
use a hand blender if you have one and it works perfectly). I use my pressure cooker to make this soup in 8 minutes.

Pour mixture back into the pot and add the half-and-half, and fresh ground nutmeg. Heat through and serve.

Serves 4-6


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