Fennel and Comice Pear Soup

Category : Soups

Author : Andy

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Date : 31/08/2009


2 Comice pears, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 fresh fennel bulbs
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
4 cups chicken broth
white pepper
freshly ground black pepper


1. Trim base and stalks from fennel bulbs, reserving a few leaves for garnish. Coarsely chop bulbs.

2. In a medium pan, combine chopped fennel, onion, butter, and 2 tbsp. water; cover and cook over medium-high heat until vegetables are limp, 5 to 7 minutes. Add pears and chicken broth; cover and simmer until pears are soft, about 5 minutes. Purée the mixture in a blender, in batches if necessary.

3. Return soup to pan to reheat. If it''s too thick, add a little more broth. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with fennel fronds and freshly ground black pepper.

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