Pear (or Apple) & Parsnip Soup

Pear and Parsnip Soup
Pear and Parsnip Soup

Pear (or Apple) & Parsnip Soup


November 19, 2017


canola or olive oil, for cooking

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2-3 parsnips, peeled and chopped

1 large ripe pear or tart apple, cored and chopped

2 tsp fresh thyme

4 cups (1 L) chicken or vegetable stock

1 cup heavy (whipping) cream or half & half

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1In a medium pot, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion for 4–5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

2Add the parsnips, pear (or apple), thyme, and stock along with 2 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20–30 minutes, until the parsnips are very soft.

3Add the cream, season with salt and pepper, and purée the soup right in the pot with a hand-held immersion blender, or carefully transfer it in batches to a blender to purée until smooth. Serves 4–6.


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