Easy to make for your lunch and delicious. This pear soup recipe is pretty easy to make but can be time consuming, to cut down on how long this recipe takes, try to buy the softest pears possible.
- 8 pears*, diced
- 1 bottle sweet white wine
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup (120ml) syrup from canned pears or grape juice
- splash of lemon-lime soda
- 8 mint leaves
- (optional) 2 strips of bacon, crisped and diced
* You can leave the skin on the pears or peel them. Peeling them is faster, but the color will be slightly more greenish.
Put the pears and wine in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Once the wine is boiling, lower the heat to medium and gently poach the pears uncovered until the wine has almost completely evaporated.
About ten minutes into the cooking process, test the wine for sweetness. If the pears are not sweet enough, add the sugar in, a tablespoon at a time. You may not need it all, so add it and test for sweetness.
Once there is only about a tablespoon or two of wine left, put the pears and wine in a food processor and pulse 8-10 times. Then turn the food processor on and slowly drizzle in the syrup until the soup has reached the consistency you want.
Chill in the refrigerator. Right before serving, add a splash of lemon-lime, top with mint and the optional bacon.