*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
            Lentil Soup with Prunes and Pears (Pressure Cooked)
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna J. Sass; copyrighted 1989
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stocks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      tablespoon    butter or oil
    2      cups          dried lentils -- picked over & rinsed
      1/2  cup           pearl barley -- picked over & rinsed
    6      cups          water
      3/4  teaspoon      ground coriander
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cloves
    1      cup           pitted prunes -- halved
    3                    ripe pears, peeled, cored -- cut in large chunks
    1      teaspoon      salt -- or to taste
 
 serve 6 to 8
 
 The thickness of the soup is somewhat unpredictable, so stand by with a bit of 
 water or stock to thin it down if necessary.
 
 Heat the butter in the cooker and stir in the lentils and barley.  Add the rema
 ining ingredients except the salt.  Lock the lid in place and over high heat br
 ing to high pressure.  Adjust the heat to maintain high pressure, and cook for 
 20 minutes.  Let the pressure drop naturally or use a quick release method.  Re
 move the lid, tilting it away from you to allow any excess steam to escape.  Ad
 d salt to taste and serve.
 
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