Thursday, November 14, 2013

FFwD ~ Chestnut and Pear Soup

Its FFwD again
Chestnut and Pear Soup
saute onions first, then leek and celery
followed by pear, stock, then the chestnuts
after rapid boil, simmer for 45mins 
(or less depending on chestnuts used)
my variation was:
1 cup veg broth + 2 cups water (instead of 4 cups of stock)
1 sprig rosemary 
used frozen chestnuts
choose to serve it without the cream but used thin slices of pear for garnish
remember the main ingredients were leeks and celery,
so this was slightly thick (not runny) but delightfully light on the tongue!
(and cos I only use the blender for 10 secs) had bits of chestnuts to bite on!
Dorie Greenspan's Chestnut and Pear Soup
I had one and half serving of the soup in this bowl
for my dinner in addition to this salad and put the rest in the fridge
with instructions to DH that he needs to reheat the soup when
necessary, by the time I came home from work, 
all was gone ~ DH had it for lunch and dinner!
check out the rest of group's results at:
recipe from
around my french table by Dorie Greenspan
Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a kind comment! ;)


  1. So glad you both enjoyed this! I did, too!!

  2. Hi Emily,
    French Fridays at your kitchen, sounds very yummy!
    Using chestnuts is really interesting! I think I will like this!

  3. Your soup turned out fantastic!

  4. I liked this too - your soup looks good.

  5. I liked this on the thick side too. Looks delicious, Emily!

  6. Glad you and DH enjoyed this one! All I could find was bottled chestnuts and they were sort of expensive! Next time I'm in Dallas I will look for the frozen ones to keep on hand!

  7. This one was really good, however there was no way my husband was going to eat it! Luscious looking!

  8. Your soup looks scrumptious, glad you enjoyed it.

  9. Sounds as if this was a winner at your house. I am glad to know you made it with vegetable broth. I want to make this again for a ladies luncheon and there is a vegetarian in the crowd so I thought this was an ideal starter. (I used chicken stock) Since it got rave reviews at your house, I'll do it.

  10. Great shot of those pear slivers across the top- perfect color !! This was lovely, no ? We did enjoy it and I am psyched for more soup (tis the season :)

  11. Emily, your Chestnut Pear Soup has a lovely color and it looks utterly delicious and creamy - how nice that you and your husband agreed on this wonderful autumnal soup!

  12. You did a really nice job with the presentation on your soup :-)
    we enjoyed this one too

  13. Your soup looks so pretty with the pear garnish. Glad you and DH liked it!

  14. I'm glad you both enjoyed this one so much! Beautiful serving bowl.