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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 182.9
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
  • Sodium: 74.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Apple Chestnut Soup

Submitted by: JAZZYCHICK

Introduction

A lovely, hearty, warm soup for the winter!! Great addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners if you have a vegetarian in your family! A lovely, hearty, warm soup for the winter!! Great addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners if you have a vegetarian in your family!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    450g/1lb chestnuts
    450g/1lb cooking apples peeled, cored, sliced
    5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)
    3 medium celery stalks
    2 tbs low-fat margarine/cooking oil
    1 medium onion
    1 tsp allspice
    1 fl oz lemon juice
    2 fl oz of low-fat cream or half & half
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

*Using canned/shelled chestnuts makes this a much faster process but shelled are fine, too, if you can't find anything else, just roast or boil them until they split and remove the outer shells and inner brown lining.

Once shelled, place the chestnuts in a pan with the water/stock and allspice and cook for 20 mins until tender. Meanwhile, melt the margarine in a pan. Add the celery and onion and cook until softened (about 5-7 min). Add the apples and cook for another 5 min until softened.
Puree the chestnuts and water/stock with the apple mixture using a hand-held blender or food processer. Return to the pan, adding some salt and pepper to taste if you like, the lemon juice and cream. Blend well, reheat gently and serve.

Adding vegetable stock will slightly change the values but if you find a low-sodium one, that will keep this a very heart-healthy meal.

I loooooooove this soup with some warmed brown/whole grain bread.

This makes 6 starter size bowls of soup or 4 meal sized bowls.



Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JAZZYCHICK.






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