Celeriac and Pear Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Celeriac and Pear Soup Recipe
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Celeriac and Pear Soup

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"A hearty and thick soup made with vegetables, the root of the celery plant, and pears. Very warming. It is very popular in England. Don't be intimidated by all the ingredients, most can be omitted according to taste or availability. Apples can be substituted for the pears, if desired. Garnish with a pinch of fresh parsley, a slice of butter, or a small glob of cream. Enjoy with a hearty bread or crackers."

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Original recipe makes 16 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, shallot, and onion. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the celeriac, carrot, celery, potato, and 1 cup of the vegetable broth; cook and stir until the vegetables are heated, about 5 minutes before pouring in the remaining broth. Season with the pepper, tarragon, sage, thyme, and parsley; gently stir the pears into the mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the soup from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes; stir the cream into the soup. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If the soup does not come out thick enough when blended, add flour to thicken to your liking.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jan 22, 2010

Haven't made it yet, but the "Ingredients" call for 8 cups vegetable broth and 2 quarts vegetable broth. Is this correct?

 
Oct 06, 2010

Delicious! I used 1 quart Veg stock (4 cups) instead of the called for 8. It made a nice and thick puree. This recipe makes a ton, but it reheats well. So healthy and tasty!

 

7 Ratings

Feb 02, 2010

Wow! For a vegetable soup, this was really great. I only used 2 quarts of stock total and mashed rather than pureed the soup. I also used skim milk and a Tbsp of flour instead of cream to cut the fat. There was a little bit left over and I cook black eyed peas in it with a little chicken broth and they were exceptional also. Thanks for the recipe.

 
Dec 07, 2012

Very good. I had to skip the heavy cream so I bet it's even better if you follow the recipe exactly. Just a note: Celeriac isn't the root of the celery plant. It's a different plant altogether with a mild celery/parsley taste. It's easier to peel if you slice it and then cut the peel off like you would cut off the crusts on a slice of bread.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 485 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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