Celery and Pear Soup

Celery and Pear Soup

Celery and pear make a hearty and satisfying soup perfect for autumn.

celery and pear soup

Celery and Pear Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 stick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups pear peeled & coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 medium shallots thinly sliced


  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter until foaming. Add olive oil, shallots, and pear. Season well with salt and ground pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add celery and thyme, season with more salt and pepper, and sweat until most of the liquid has evaporated and the celery has just started to soften, about 12 minutes.
  • Add broth and water, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer until celery is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Using a blender, purée soup in batches until smooth. Return soup to the stove to reheat. Season well with salt and pepper.


  • Heat olive oil in a small frying pan until bubbling or about 325°F to 350°F.
  • Add half of the shallots and fry until golden. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels, season with salt, and repeat with remaining shallots.
  • Serve soup topped with fried shallots.


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