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Creamy Parsnip Pear Soup with Cranberry Coulis
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 50 min
  • total: 1 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    Parsnips and pears join together in this sweet and savory soup that's creamy without the cream, naturally sweet, and a nutritious and delicious addition to a fall or winter meal. Tart cranberry coulis provides an elegant topping and flavorful contrast to the sweetness of the soup. Serve as an appetizer or in smaller servings as a festive holiday party hors d'oeuvre.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium shallot, (diced (1/2 cup))
    • 2 cloves garlic, (minced (1 tablespoon))
    • 1 1/2 pounds parsnip, (peeled and chopped (4 to 5 cups))
    • 1 pound pears, (chopped* (3 cups))
    • 6 cups low sodium no-chicken broth
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground pepper to taste
    • 1 cup frozen cranberries
    • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water, (divided)
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 298 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.48%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 12.85%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 88 mg 29.4%
    • Sodium: 202 mg 8.4%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.79%
    • Potassium: 387 mg 11.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.96%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 32 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 2.53%
    • Vitamin C 8.28%
    • Vitamin D 1.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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