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Fast, Easy, Elegant Chestnut Soup

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“This is from an idea in a French women's magazine. I want to make chestnut soup for my French inlaws for Christmas dinner instead of those nasty, hard chestnuts they are always serving. I have been auditioning soups. This is the winner. Would be great garnished with some very crispy bacon or pancetta.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. This is really easy.
  2. Put everything except the cream, salt and pepper in a soup pot.
  3. Bring to boil, turn dow, and cook gently for 30 minutes.
  4. Mush up the chestnuts a bit with a fork.
  5. Decide if you want the soup a bit chunky, or really smooth.
  6. I prefer the smooth version.
  7. For both, use immersion blender to the point where you like the look of the soup for a chunky version.
  8. For the really smooth version, blend in blender after using the immersion blender until it reaches the consistency you like.
  9. Taste, check for seasoning, add salt and pepper, stir in cream.
  10. If it is too thick, add a bit of stock or water.
  11. I liked it best a bit thick.

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