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Chestnut Apple Soup


A delicious and light soup that we make all the time. It can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled. So it's perfect all year round. If you like chunkier soup, just simply reserve 1 cup or two soup before putting into the blender.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free


2 tablespoons butter
about 1/4 stick
1 ½ cups onions
1 each apples
small Golden Delicious, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
7.4 ounces chestnuts
vacuum-packed, about 1 jar
1 stalk celery
large and chopped
3 each thyme sprigs
small fresh
½ teaspoon thyme
fresh, minced
3 tablespoons brandy
3 cups stock
vegetable or chicken
¼ cup creme fraiche


Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.

Add onion, apple, chestnuts, celery, and thyme sprigs.

Sauté until onion is soft and translucent, about 7 minutes.

Add brandy; stir until liquid is absorbed, about 2 minutes.

Add 3 cups broth and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chestnuts are soft, about 15 minutes; cool slightly.

Working in batches, purée soup in blender until very smooth.

Return soup to pan and cook until heated through, adding more chicken broth by tablespoonfuls to thin as needed and stirring often, about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Stir crème fraîche and minced thyme in small bowl.

Divide soup among bowls.

Drizzle with crème fraîche and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 313g (11.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16238% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 626mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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