Creamy Chestnut Soup

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2018

We made a supersmooth soup by simmering chestnuts, leeks, pear, celery, and thyme until they were completely tender before pureeing the mixture.

SERVES6

TIME1 hour

Creamy Chestnut Soup

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Adding dairy in the form of half-and-half gave the soup just the right amount of creaminess and fat. The sweet pear complemented the subtle sweetness of the chestnuts, and a splash of sherry vinegar brightened the soup up with a balancing a...

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