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Chestnut and apple soup recipe

Chestnut and apple soup recipe

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A Christmas season staple, this soup makes a comfortable, warming lunch of dinner all winter long. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 387 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 Braeburn, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 350g (12oz) peeled chestnuts
  • 1 litre Tesco Finest chicken stock, hot
  • 30ml (2tbsp) double cream
  • 1tbsp fresh chopped chives, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1625kj
    387kcal
    19%
  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    1.2g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 44.6g Protein 21.1g Fibre 8.9g

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, add the onion, celery and carrot and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened but not coloured.
  2. Add the apples, chestnuts and hot stock and then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the apples and chestnuts are tender.
  3. Leave to cool slightly before blending in a blender until smooth.
  4. Divide between 4 bowls and swirl with a little cream and a sprinkling of chopped chives before serving.

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