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St. Louis Bread Company Leek and Pear Soup

Ingredients

Soup

  • 3 cups leeks, cleaned and sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 or 4 Bartlett pears, peeled cored, and chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon summer savory
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Croutons

  • 3 cups cubed St. Louis Bread French bread, crusts removed
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice

Instructions

  1. Soup: In large saucepan, sauté leeks in butter or margarine for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add pears and cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and summer savory and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Puree soup in batches in blender or food processor.
  5. Put soup into a clean saucepan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat if necessary.
  6. Garnish each serving with seasoned croutons.
  7. Serve in small Lotus bowls.
  8. Croutons: Coat bread cubes with vegetable cooking spray. Place in plastic bag. Add spice and shake to coat. Arrange bread cubes on baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F or until browned.

Serves 6.

Source: Sue Stees, St. Louis Bread Company


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