Apple and Pear Soup with Ginger

    55 min

    A super-tasting savoury soup made with fruit! This soup is fantastic for the cold autumn and winter days. Enjoy with a dollop of soured cream and crusty bread.

    16 people made this

    Serves: 6 - 8

    • 1 tablespoon light margarine
    • 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 3 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1.25 litres vegetable stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pureed fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apples and pears to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add vegetable stock, sage, pepper, ginger and bay leaf. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer until fruit is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
    2. Transfer some soup into a liquidiser, filling the jug no more than halfway full. Hold the lid of the liquidiser in place with a towel and carefully start the liquidiser, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth; pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a hand blender and puree the soup right in the pan. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and warm over medium heat until completely reheated. Garnish with parsley to serve.

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    This soup is great as is, but could be improved. The original recipe is quite sweet and tangy which is good but I prefer a bit more savory. I made one batch exactly as written and found that I needed more so I made a half batch, adding an onion and using chicken stock instead of vegetable to make a more savory blend. When the two were mixed together it came out PERFECT! Everyone loved it!  -  27 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great tasting soup, the ginger really makes it good! I'll be making this again!  -  19 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great soup! I too used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. I also added an onion...soup was a perfect blend of savory with just a hint of sweet.  -  01 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)