Sweet Potato, Pear and Sage Soup.



As many of you know I was unfortunately down and out last week.  I had surgery on my finger the week prior and contracted a staph infection that landed me back in the hospital this past week hooked up to IV’s.  I’m so thankful to be home surrounded by family and good friends.  Boy the things we take for granted!  Despite my finger being bandaged and unable to really get in the kitchen and cook up a storm – I have to rely on my wonderful husband to help me, which he gladly obliged!  After my run on Sunday we whipped this up (had just picked up some fresh sweet potatoes and pears) and thought it would be the perfect dish on our first chill-in-the-air fall feeling Sunday.  It turned out beautifully and even my pickiest loved it.  Winner!


1 tablespoon of organic butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium sized onion, diced
3 lbs of sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped
6 pears, washed, cored, peeled and chopped
8 cups of vegetable broth (if you wish, you can use chicken broth but I wanted this vegetarian)
2 cups of white wine (I used a Chardonnay)
8 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
Salt and pepper


Over medium heat, add your butter and olive oil.   Get that nice and hot and then add your onion, potatoes and pears.  Sauté for about 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes start to soften a bit.  Then add your broth.  Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.  Remove the lid, give a good stir and add the wine.  Using a hand immersion blender, blend the soup until creamy.  No need to add cream to thicken this soup.  Add the sage leaves and cover.  Taste to adjust seasonings.   Serve with a nice crusty baguette and a glass of wine.  Enjoy!

— Knead to Cook


  1. I think this soup is good for health. Because I like to make it for my grandmother. She is weak in these days. She like to only drink.

  2. schiaparelli says:

    Been on a soup kick lately. This looks like a wonderful break from the chicken soup binge. And I love the spoon.

  3. I have a big bowl of pears on my counter. I must make this beautiful soup this weekend!

  4. If the portions are small, how many does this serve? I’d like to make this for a tea party I’m hosting.

  5. Made it and it was delicious!

  6. I made this for my tea party, and EVERYONE loved it!!! A few asked for the web address to get the recipe! Thanks again :)


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