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Stilton and Pear Soup

 


Stilton and Pear Soup

Prep Time ~ Cooking Time ~
Approx Cost ~ Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

Tip ~

Ingredients

15g / ½ oz butter

1 onion, finely chopped

4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped

850ml / 1 ½ pints chicken stock

115g / 4 oz Stilton cheese, crumbled

Juice ½ lemon

Salt and pepper

Snipped fresh chives to garnish

 

Method

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onion slowly, do not allow to brown.
  • Add the pears, stock and seasoning. Simmer until the pears are tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Then puree the soup until smooth.
  • Return the pan to the heat and reheat gently.
  • Add the crumbled stilton and stir until it melts. Add the lemon juice to taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Serve hot garnished with snipped chives.