Maple Ham Pea Soup

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
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Cook time: 3 hours
Maple Ham Pea Soup


750 ml 3 cup dried yellow peas
850 g 1.85 lb ready-to-bake maple flavoured ham
1.5 l 6 cup water (for soaking peas)
15 ml 1 tbsp oil
3 3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 2 yellow onions, diced
2 2 stalks celery, diced
2.5 l 10 cup chicken stock
2 2 bay leaves
2 ml 1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, soak the dried peas in water for 12 hours, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, sweat the onions, carrots and celery for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken stock, peas, bay leaf and thyme. Mix well. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 2½ hours.
  5. Add chopped ham. Cook another 30 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

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