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Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

I’m a family physician who loves to try new recipes. This tasty cold-weather soup has garnered many warm compliments from family and friends. They rave over it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • In a large saucepan, combine the sweet potatoes, water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, cook and stir the pears and onion in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in grape juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir into the sweet potato mixture. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, cover and puree soup in batches; return all to one of the pans. Stir in the cream, pepper and remaining salt; heat through (do not boil).
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 280 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • bereitbach
    Dec 12, 2014

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  • Harbinger
    Jul 20, 2013

    I know the poster said this was a tasty cold-weather soup, but I also found it excellent chilled. Perfect for a hot summer night.

  • mother of 3
    Dec 26, 2011

    Mmmmm - I said. My hubby needed a more substantial soup; he said the flavor was okay.

  • shazturner
    Nov 11, 2011

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