Sweet chestnut soup

One of my favorite recipes in the app. I make it for my family every Christmas.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 322 / Protein 3g / Carbohydr. 31g / Fat 19g

Ingredients (4 servings)

50 gsugar
80 mlwhite wine
100 gchestnuts (pre-cooked, peeled)
3 sprigsmarjoram
200 gparsnip
800 mlvegetable broth
200 mlwhipping cream
vegetable oil for frying


frying pan, large saucepan, hand blender, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Chardonnay, California
A chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, aged in French oak barrels, works beautifully with this dish. Both possess a subtle creaminess and the chardonnay’s gentle apple notes leaves the palate feeling refreshed and clean.

Step 1

Sweet chestnut soup

In a frying pan, sauté sugar over medium-high heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. and deglaze with white wine.

frying pan

50 g sugar / 80 ml white wine

Step 2

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Add chestnuts to frying pan and continue to cook for an additional 3 – 5 min.

100 g chestnuts

Step 3

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Add marjoram to pan and continue to cook for an additional 1 – 2 min. Remove from heat, drain liquid, and set chestnuts aside. Discard marjoram.

3 sprigs marjoram

Step 4

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Roughly dice onion. Cut parsnip into medallions.

cutting board, knife

2 onions / 200 g parsnip

Step 5

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In a large saucepan, sauté onions in some vegetable oil for approx. 3 – 5 min. until translucent. Add parsnips and chestnuts.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

vegetable oil for frying

Step 6

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Add vegetable broth to pan and stir well to incorporate. Allow to cook for approx. 10 – 15 min.

800 ml vegetable broth

Step 7

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Add cream to pan and stir well to incorporate.

200 ml whipping cream

Step 8

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Using a hand blender, puree soup for approx. 1 – 2 min. until smooth. Season to taste with salt and serve hot. Enjoy!

hand blender