Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds chestnuts, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. To Cook Chestnuts: With a sharp knife, slice an "X" across each chestnut. Place chestnuts in a single layer on a jelly roll pan. Pour 1/4 cup water into the pan. Bake in a preheated 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, shell and peel.
  2. In a large saucepan combine the chicken stock, shelled chestnuts and chopped onions. Place the parsley sprigs, cloves and bay leaf in a spice bag and add to the chicken stock mixture. Simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.
  3. Discard the spice bag and puree the chestnut mixture in a food processor or blender. Add the heavy cream, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Return mixture to saucepan and gently heat through. To serve to with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream, a bit of chopped parsley and some cooked chopped chestnuts just before serving. High quality vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth.

04/07/2018
Chestnut Soup, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
mango chutney
mango chutney
In a large saucepan combine vinegar, white sugar, brown suga..
2.5
937
Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl
Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).Combine chicke..
399
Nan's Potato and Egg Frittata
Nan's Potato and Egg Frittata
Heat oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high h..
695
taco bean burgers
taco bean burgers
Place the ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Cook,..
552
Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.In a larg..
541
english royalty chocolate chip scones
english royalty chocolate chip scones
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a bakin..
597
Happy Birthday Cake ce Cream Sandwiches
Happy Birthday Cake ce Cream Sandwiches
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking..
159
jamaica cake
jamaica cake
Mix together sugar, vegetable oil, pecans, flour, and banana..
614
vegan pasta confetti salad
vegan pasta confetti salad
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook ro..
6
Water Chestnut Dip
Water Chestnut Dip
Julienne the water chestnuts.In a medium bowl, mix the water..
138
Chestnut Stuffing
Chestnut Stuffing
With a sharp knife, cut slits in the surface of the chestnut..
784
Water Chestnut Wraparounds
Water Chestnut Wraparounds
Combine shoyu sauce and sugar. Stir in water chestnuts. Mari..
673
Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls
Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Wrap each wate..
687
Chestnut, Lentils and Vegetable Stew
Chestnut, Lentils and Vegetable Stew
Pour the olive oil into a large, deep pot set over medium-hi..
146
Roast Duck with Chestnut Stuffing
Roast Duck with Chestnut Stuffing
Combine onion, parsley root, carrot, rosemary, bay leaves, a..
169
Big Joe's Venison Steak in Chestnut Sauce
Big Joe's Venison Steak in Chestnut Sauce
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (200 degrees C). Slice the ski..
133