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Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

 Sweet Potato and Pear Soup
I’m a family physician who loves to try new recipes. This tasty cold-weather soup has garnered many warm compliments from family and friends. They rave over it.
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 1-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • In a large saucepan, combine the sweet potatoes, water, 3/4 teaspoon
  • salt and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, cook and stir the pears and
  • onion in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in grape juice;
  • bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir
  • into the sweet potato mixture. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, cover and puree soup in batches; return all to one of
  • the pans. Stir in the cream, pepper and remaining salt; heat through
  • (do not boil). Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 280 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein.