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Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

CATEGORY: Soup
Yummm...A great soup with a hint of sweetness....Perfect with a tangy salad or our "A Sophisticated Grilled Cheese" sandwich.
SERVINGS: 6

PREP TIME: 20 min.

COOK TIME: 55 min.

INGREDIENTS
1 T vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 c peeled and diced sweet potatoes
3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 can (11.5 oz) pear nectar
3 c chicken broth
1 cinnamon stick
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 c sour cream
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Add potatoes, pears, nectar, broth and cinnamon stick; cook until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove cinnamon stick.
  2. Puree soup in several batches until smooth; return to saucepan. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.