Ingredients:

2 tbsp.
butter
1 tbsp.
vegetable oil
4
medium Vidalia Onions, peeled and chopped
3
sweet ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tbsp.
curry powder
1/2 tsp.
salt
1 1/2 qt.
chicken broth
1 cup
cream
1/4 cup
honey
1 cup
plain yogurt
2 tbsp.
minced chives

Directions:

In a 2-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter with the oil over medium heat. Add the Vidalia onions and pears, stirring to soften, two – three minutes.

Sprinkle in the curry powder and salt. Stir for another minute until the curry is fragrant.

Stir in the chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before putting in a processor or blender to puree until smooth. (Or you can use a stick blender and skip the cooling step.)

Return puree to the pan and add the cream and honey; heat through. Whisk in the yogurt and half the chives. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining chives. Or chill the soup thoroughly and serve in chilled bowls, sprinkling with the chives.

Winner, Vidalia “Sweet Memories” Recipes Contest 2009

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