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Bay-Scented Chestnut Soup

Bay-Scented Chestnut Soup Recipe

  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts in their shells, or ½ pound dried chestnuts, or two 7-ounce jars vacuum-packed peeled chestnuts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup fresh apple cider
  • 1 small bunch thyme, tied with cotton string
  • 10 fresh bay laurel leaves, lightly crushed, or 2 fresh California bay leaves
  • A quarter of a vanilla bean, split
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup dry or medium-dry sherry
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces bacon, cut into small dice
  • ½ unpeeled apple, cored and cut into small dice
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414kcal (21%)
Total Fat 19g (29%)
Saturated Fat 9g (46%)
Cholesterol 49mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 15g
Protein 8g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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