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Pumpkin and Pear Soup

Pumpkin and Pear Soup

This Pumpkin and Pear Soup is the ultimate fall recipe to keep you warm all season long. The easy soup recipe comes together incredibly quick, but tastes like it took hours of simmering on the stove. The pear and pumpkin flavors complement each other wonderfully to create a heavenly soup everyone will love. 
Served with a small dollop of Greek yogurt and this recipe for soup is sent over the top. The yogurt adds just the right amount of creaminess to the hearty soup. Simple ingredients combined with a couple great seasonings make this soup so scrumptious. The soup takes less than 1 hour to prepare making it a great go-to recipe for anyone looking for easy soup recipes for fall. This pumpkin and pear soup recipe would make a perfect starter for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner. 

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Serves6 People

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking Vessel SizeSwiss Diamond 8.5 Quart Stock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium USA Pears, cored and cubed (no need to peel)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a Swiss Diamond 8.5 Quart Stock Pot over medium heat, warm up the oil and add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until tender.

  2. Add pear, pumpkin, and just enough broth to cover the vegetables. Cover pot and bring to a simmer.

  3. Simmer 3-10 minutes or until pears are tender when poked with a fork.

  4. Using an immersion blender or a counter top blender in batches, puree the soup until smooth. Or, mash the mixture with a potato masher. Add more stock if you would like the soup to be thinner.

  5. Taste seasonings; add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste. Add yogurt, reserving 1/4 cup for garnishing, and stir until smooth.

  6. To serve, pour into a bowl or soup mug and add a dollop from the reserved yogurt. Top with more crushed red pepper, if you wish.

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Never thought of fruit in a soup! I love savory/sweet combos and I bet the mild pumpkin and mild pear would be great together.

I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin too! I've never thought to add in pears before but the flavors seem to complement each other well. What other flavors work well with pumpkin soup? I've heard of apple, curry, etc. Has anyone tried other recipes?

I thought his was a good fall soup recipe. Hearty and tasty. But I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkin.

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