Pear Parsnip Soup Recipe
Fall flavors come forth in this silky soup made with Bosc pears and fresh parsnips.
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Pears are rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber and epicatechin, an antioxidant combating the negative effects of aging.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cardamom and pears and cook for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the parsnips are fork tender.
  3. Place half the mixture in a blender that has the center piece removed from the lid. Cover the top with a towel to prevent splattering and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour through a strainer into a bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 177, Fat – 4.0g, Dietary Fiber – 8.0g, Protein – 1.8g, Vitamin C – 55%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Recipe courtesy of Carol Kicinski of

Tips & Notes

This recipe can be made ahead of time and re-heated before serving. For a fancy appetizer, try pouring it into shot glasses and garnishing with a pear slice.



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