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Turnip and Pear Soup

1 med. onion, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
3 med. size turnips, peeled and chopped
3 large pears, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme
salt to taste
1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 cup apple juice
black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, sauté onion in butter about 5 minutes, until onions are
translucent. Add turnips, pears, thyme and salt.  Sauté another 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Add stock.  Cook, covered on low heat 20-20 minutes,
until turnips are tender.  Add nutmeg. In a blender, puree soup with juice until smooth.
Reheat, season with pepper and serve.


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