Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup
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Chestnuts

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Chestnuts

There's nothing like a warm and cozy chestnut soup to brighten up a cool evening. You can use fresh or frozen chestnuts, whatever is available to you. The flavor of chestnuts is enhanced by applewood-smoked bacon, and classic French flavors of garlic, thyme, and bay leaf lighten up the soup.

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Place the chestnuts in a roasting pan and roast until they are slightly brown and soft, about 15-20 minutes. Then, in a saucepot, render the bacon until brown. Remove the bacon, keeping the fat in the pot.

Add the onion and caramelize. Add the chestnuts and bacon and sauté for a few minutes. Skim off the fat. Cover with the chicken stock, and place the thyme, garlic, and bay leaf in a cheesecloth sachet, tied with kitchen twine. Add the sachet, and cook slowly until the chestnuts are soft, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Remove the sachet. Add the heavy cream. Return to a boil. Transfer to a blender and purée (in batches, if necessary). Add the butter and seasoning. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve and serve. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

571 kcal

Daily value:

29%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 64 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 30 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1365 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 92 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 17 mg
  • Vitamin D 22 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 14 µg
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 147 mg
  • Carotene, beta 40 µg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Choline, total 23 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 12 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 9 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 6 g
  • Fluoride, F 2 µg
  • Folate, DFE 56 µg
  • Folate, food 56 µg
  • Folate, total 87 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lactose 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 49 µg
  • Lycopene 87 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 92 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 279 mg
  • Potassium, K 1316 mg
  • Retinol 89 µg
  • Selenium, Se 12 µg
  • Sodium, Na 838 mg
  • Starch 6 g
  • Sugars, total 14 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 228 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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