This soup, with its Canadian origin, is truly delicious and feels like velvet on your tongue. Many people are not fond of fruit in their savoury dishes, but I promise this soup will not turn out sweet, it will turn out heavenly.
- Green celery finely chopped - 2 bags
- White Onions diced - 2 diced
- Butter - 3 tbsp.
- Dried Thyme - 1/2 tsp.
- Pears - 3 peeled, cored and diced
- Crème fraîche, half fat - 1/2 cup /125 mL
- Vegetable Stock - 1.5 L / 6 cups
Melt the butter on medium heat in your stockpot. Fry the onions until translucent and add the celery, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover the ingredients and stir occasionally for about 15 minutes or until softened and translucent (not brownish).
Pour in your stock and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the celery is very tender. Now add the pears and cook for another 5 minutes or until pears are tender.
Turn off the heat and let the soup cool down for a few minutes. Then purée the ingredients with a hand blender in the stockpot or puree in batches in your blender. Pour in the crème fraîche and heat through without boiling.
Bon Appetite ;-)