Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

Serve Sweet Potato and Pear Soup as an appetizer before a holiday meal, or as a light dinner with crusty rolls.

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 (11.5 ounce) can Pear Kerns from Libby's All Nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add potatoes, pears, nectar, broth and cinnamon stick; cook until mixture comes to a gentle boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low; cook for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Remove cinnamon stick.
  6. Puree soup in several batches until smooth; return to saucepan.
  7. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
  8. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.