Now if you are a reader of my other blog then you know this is a repeat as well, though they are new photos. I got the Lowel EGO lights for Christmas and wanted to try them out. I was apprehensive about using lights at first but really like them and am pleased with the results.
I love this soup and felt it was worth putting up again. It’s my go to soup for entertaining. Do not skip the pear and bacon topping as that’s what really makes this soup sing.
Hope everyone has a wonderful 2009 and celebrates saying goodbye to 2008 in a safe manner!

Roasted Onion and Gorgonzola Soup

3 TBSP butter
2 large onions, large diced
2 small baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
4 ounces Gorgonozla cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP sugar
2 medium pears, peeled, diced
4 ounces bacon, fried and crumbled

Melt 3 TBSP of butter over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic, cook until onions are slightly wilted.
Add potatoes, stir to coat with butter. Cook 5 minutes.
Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft(about 30 minutes). Allow to cool slightly.
Puree soup in food processor.
Add cream and gently reheat soup.
Stir in cheese and adjust seasoning. If too thick, thin with stock.
Heat 1 TBSP butter over medium high heat.
Add pears and sprinkle with sugar. Saute until slightly caramelized.
Garnish soup with pears and bacon.