Leek and Pear Soup recipe

Pears in soup? Absolutely. Sweet, creamy, and tenderly comforting, this dish is pure luxury in a bowl.


2 leeks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, peeled, chopped
2 pears, peeled, chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
½ cup cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh chives, to garnish


1. Remove the dark outer leaves from the leeks and discard. Wash well to remove any dirt from between layers and chop finely.

2. Heat butter in a large pot over medium-low. Add leeks and onions; cook until softened, 5 minutes.

3. Add pears, potatoes, and stock; bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

4. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth; transfer back to pot and add cream, salt, and pepper. Heat over low until warmed through and serve topped with chives.

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