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The winning recipe in the Vidalia Onion
Committee's 'Sweet Times with Vidalias' recipe contest, submitted
by Joan Churchill of New Hampshire. The curry and chicken broth
perfectly balance out the sweetness of the Vidalias and pear.
Serve soup warm or cold.
Vidalia and Pear
Honey of a Soup
- 2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 medium Vidalia onions, peeled and chopped
3 sweet ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 quarts chicken broth
1 cup cream
1/4 cup honey
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons minced chives
- In a 2-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan,
melt the butter with the oil over medium heat. Add the onions
and pears, stirring to soften, two to three minutes. Sprinkle
in the curry powder and salt. Stir for another minute until the
curry is fragrant.
- Stir in the chicken broth and simmer for
10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow
to cool slightly before putting in a processor or blender to
puree until smooth. (Or you can use a stick blender and skip
the cooling step.)
- Return puree to the pan and add the cream
and honey; heat through. Whisk in the yogurt and half the chives.
Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining chives. Or chill
the soup thoroughly and serve in chilled bowls, sprinkling with
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy
of www.VidaliaOnion.org; through ARA Content.