Pear and Blue Cheese Soup

Melanie B


I took a trip to Ireland November 2011. I picked up this cookbook called A taste of Killarney, compiled by Jane Bergin. This recipe is from Hannigan's Bar & Restaurant, Chef Jason Barry.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 5 oz
    cashel blue cheese
  • 6
    pears, cored
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 2 pt
    chicken stock
  • 2 oz
  • 2 oz
    ap flour

How to Make Pear and Blue Cheese Soup


  1. Soften the diced onion and garlic in butter over low heat for 5 minutes being careful no to color.
  2. Chop the cored pears, add to the butter mixture and heat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour to make a roux. Cook for about 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Crumble the Cashel blue cheese and hold a little back for garnish. Add cheese to the liquid. To serve, sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  5. My note: Any blue cheese will work. Cashel is a place in Ireland where this blue cheese is made.

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About Pear and Blue Cheese Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Irish

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