Isn't Fall the most amazing season in California? It's clear, bright and warm. The evenings get just chilly enough to warrant a good, hearty bowl of soup for dinner. Soup has a history in every culture - bringing people together and sustaining lives with simple ingredients. We love to serve soup at our events with a crusty chunks of bread and some fresh herbs, nuts or seeds sprinkled on top. Here's one of our favorite recipes to ease into the colder months. . .ENJOY!
Brie and Pear Soup
2 Large ripe pears 1 lb.
2 c Chicken or vegetable broth
.5 lb. Double crème brie cheese
Lightly toasted sliced almonds
Peel pears. Cut in thick slices, removing the seeds. Put chicken broth and pears in a large pot
and simmer 10 – 15 minutes, until the pears are very soft. Transfer the pears and broth to
a food processor and process until very smooth. Return to the pot and simmer. Trim the rind
from the brie and cut into small pieces. Slowly add the cheese and stir with wooden spoon
until melted. The soup should be very smooth and creamy.
Garnish with pink peppercorns and lightly toasted sliced almonds.
Wine Suggestion: Serve with bold, floral chardonnay.