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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Pear Soup

This was a couple of months back I made a pear soup and sent it in for a competition. This was my first attempt at a competition and I did not get chosen but I figured I would share it with all of you. Feedback is most definetly helpful. Feel free to use and modify ^_^

Pear Soup w/ Brie and Pancetta                                                                                    

y=5-8 servings


4-6 Pears (Bosc preferably)
500ml Vegetable Stock
1        Bayleaf
1        Clove of garlic, chopped finely
10g    Cinnamon
TT     Salt
TT     Pepper
70ml  Lemon Juice
50g    Butter
100ml Heavy Cream

30g    Brie
30g    Pancetta


1.     Core and slice pears into quarters and then poach in a sugar syrup
2.     Once they are poached sear the pears in a pan with butter until caramelized
3.     Puree the pears and place them in a medium sized pot and bring to a simmer
4.     Add garlic, bayleaf  and lemon juice
5.     Add vegetable stock
6.     Season with salt and pepper to taste and add cinnamon
7.     Add the heavy crean
8.     Garnish with ¼ of an inch slice of brie and pan-fried pancetta

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