Tonight’s dinner – sweet potato and pear soup

This is a favorite at our house. Here’s my recipe:

3 pears
3 largeish sweet potatoes
1 medium onion
1-3 cloves of garlic
Tbsp. Butter
A box of veggie broth (or 2 cans)
1-2 cups cream or whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream
Cilantro or spearmint leaves to garnish (optional)

Dice the onions. Crush the garlic. Brown in a pan with the butter. Peel and chunk up the sweet potatoes in 3/4″-1″ pieces. Core, peel, and chunk up the pears. Once the onions are clear, add the sweet potatoes and pears. Mix and simmer for a couple of minutes.

Add the contents of the pan to a pot and cover with veggie broth. Bring to boil for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Allow to cool a bit and process in the food processor or blender until smooth. Add the milk or cream. Reheat soup but don’t allow to boil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro or spearmint.


  1. Boy, it’s a good thing the bowler is in the shot, or I would’ve been awfully sad to see only two bowls. Well done.

  2. There’s plenty for lunch tomorrow :)

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