Sweet Potato-Pear Soup

Posted on: May 03, 2013 Written by
Sweet Potato-Pear Soup
          Photography by: Sandra Sheih

3 large sweet potatoes or yams

2 pears, cored and cut into chunks (leave skins on)

2 slices cooked bacon

Chicken broth or water

1 small leek, diced

1/4 c packed, minced collard greens


Place all ingredients in a large saucepan, adding enough chicken broth or water to nearly cover food. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 25 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Once tender, purée until smooth. I like to top each soup bowl with additional, crumbled bacon. Serve.

Note: Of all the recipes I have created, this is one of my very favorites. It is satisfying, smooth, and silky. The sweetness from the pears combined with the saltiness of the bacon is a winning combination. The collard greens virtually disappear once puréed, and you are left with a beautiful, deep orange soup. Perfect year round.


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About the author

Sandra Sheih is the author of the Abundantly Free Cooking cookbook, which includes 120 original, delicious Gluten Free and Allergen Free recipes. Easy to understand and prepare. Includes appetizers, soups, main dishes, vegetables, desserts, breads, and breakfast items. She and her children have been gluten free and managing anaphylactic food allergies for the past 9 years. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, and equip people with food allergies, food sensitivities, and/or celiac disease to be able to cook an abundance of delicious, satisfying food regardless of their specific dietary restrictions. You can view more of Sandra's recipes on her website: http://www.abundantlyfreecooking.com

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