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Chestnut Pear Soup

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The sweet chestnut has a high starch content - similar to potatoes. This ensures a sweet aroma and a particularly creamy consistency. The soup becomes naturally creamy, so to speak. And, by the way, it is also gluten-free and dairy free. The beauty of this soup is that it's quick and easy to make. You can safely use vacuum-packed chestnuts or those from the jar. They are already pre-cooked and peeled. The pear just adds a fresh, slightly fruity note. And goes perfectly with the nutty-sweet taste of the chestnuts.

  • 300 g Cooked chestnuts
  • 1 Small onion
  • 2 Pears
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 500 ml Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  1. Cut the cooked chestnuts in half. Peel and dice the onions. Peel and core the pears and cut into cubes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan and fry the onions briefly. Add the chestnuts and pears and fry for another 3-5 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable broth and simmer the soup over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Finely puree the chestnut soup with a stick blender. Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Finely chop the parsley leaves.
  4. Sprinkle the soup with parsley before serving. If desired, refine the soup with a blob of crème fraîche.

© 2022 |

© 2022 |


foodtravelandwine 19/11/22 21:20

I love love love this cream!....I can't find chestnuts here....I would love to try this soup!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Anonymous 19/11/22 23:10

It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog. this soup sounds absolutely wonderful and so easy to make. It looks beautiful and I love that it is vegan too. Very different and perfect for the holidays.

Cooking Julia 19/11/22 23:31

Nice idea to add pear to this chestnut soup, it must be very sweet!

Brian 20/11/22 02:00

That really looks good and it is soup season!

Tom 20/11/22 02:37 this is something new for me.

J.P. Alexander 20/11/22 03:03

Gracias por la receta, me gusta mucho . Te mando un beso.

kathyinozarks 20/11/22 05:09

what an interesting recipe-and I love chestnuts too

Rose world 20/11/22 05:54

Never have this soup before. Pear soup, clear soup yes. Not creamy type.

Margaret D 20/11/22 06:25

Well that is soup that's different.

Anne in the kitchen 20/11/22 06:37

I have never had chestnuts either, but I did see a local u-pick farm is advertising them. I have no idea if they would be sweet or not, but I could look for a canned version in some of the speciality grocers nearby

roentare 20/11/22 07:19

This is like restaurant grade cuisine here. Looks amazing too

Graciela Bacino 20/11/22 07:25

Riquísima! Adoro las sopas!!
Angie, eres una genia!!
Delicious! I love soups!🥣
Angie, you are a genius!🙋‍♀️

Rainbow Evening 20/11/22 11:11

wish to eat this kind of soup during cold season...
look tasteful and wonderful

DEZMOND 20/11/22 13:23

It is not something I would find lecker, but I do adore the colours of your cups, mugs and lil' saucers. I only like my chestnuts roasted and also in chestnut dessert with rum.

Anonymous 20/11/22 13:30

GM Angie, What a beautiful combination of fall flavors. I have chestnuts in a packet in the pantry. I will give this try. Bernadette,

[Reply] 20/11/22 14:57

This sounds wonderful, my mouth is watering!

Bill 20/11/22 20:00

Looks delicious and perfect for a chilly day.

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 21/11/22 01:45

Even though it's a very hot day here, I would love to taste your soup Angie. looks absolutely delightful, and beautifully presented in your mugs.

Sherry's Pickings 21/11/22 02:30

very difficult to get chestnuts here! sometimes you see them in winter in the supermarkets vacuum-packed but not often. Love your mugs!

Nancy Chan 21/11/22 04:36

I love chestnut and pear. Looks and sounds delicious.

Assia 21/11/22 07:57

Une superbe soupe avec de jolies captures

Lola Martínez 21/11/22 15:36

Me encanta la sopa de castañas, la preparo siempre en Navidad, pero no le pongo peras, así que tomo nota de la tuya.
Un beso.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 21/11/22 17:04

Another new food combination that I would never have paired together, but it sounds delicious, and I do like thick, creamy soups. It has to be worth a try, thanks for sharing! :)

Hena Tayeb 21/11/22 17:52

I would never have even imagined such a delightful combination. Looks wonderful.

speedy70 21/11/22 19:33

Deliziosa, ottima per queste fresche serate!!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 22/11/22 02:59

What a yummy warm soup for a cold day! I haven't cooked with chestnuts in years, and paired with pears sounds wonderful!!

Neil 22/11/22 07:06

Wow! As a soup lover I thought I had just about had every combination of sop possible. I was wrong! Must try this!

Lovely 22/11/22 08:53

It sounds and looks yum!

Jeff the Chef 22/11/22 16:12

Wow, I can't even imagine what this must taste like. I'll bet it'd make a fantastic course for a holiday meal.

Emma Loabez 22/11/22 16:26

Great, we have both used wonderful chestnuts for our cream, it turned out fantastic, with a very fine and pleasant texture.
Happy week.😘

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 22/11/22 19:12

I have chestnuts!! This sounds absolutely delicious, and, as always, your presentation is lovely.

Pam 22/11/22 19:37

Intrigued! I've never had chestnut (or pear) soup before. Yum.

The Happy Whisk 22/11/22 20:31

I never thought to make chestnut soup. This is a very good idea and a fun use of the chestnuts. Clever! I love it.

My name is Erika. 23/11/22 00:38

I don't think all of your posts are showing up in my reading list. I miss getting a few every now and again. I had the yummiest pear the other day. I bet this tastes wonderful. hugs-Erika

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 23/11/22 01:23

Every time I make another chestnut soup, I think: "That's all, Ben. You've tried all possible combinations, and there's nothing new left." But nope - Every time I come up / find a new idea. And I must say I never thought of pairing chestnuts with pears. Amazing - I need to try this!

jackie cuisine 25/11/22 18:25

So good, good idea to add pear with chesnut.

Valentina 28/11/22 06:47

I love, love chestnuts! And they are so delicious in soups with their creamy texture. And so brilliant with pears. :-) ~Valentina

Raymund 28/11/22 23:53

This is certainly unique, I never had thought of this combination and I am loving it.


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