I have to admit, I wasn’t very excited about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe. The few times I have tried chestnuts I didn’t really care for them and the idea of them pureed in a soup just didn’t appeal to me. But, that’s part of the fun of FFWD: trying recipes we would not otherwise try!
Chestnut-Pear Soup begins with the saute of a generous amount of onions, leeks, and celery. Next, pears and roasted chestnuts simmer in broth until the chestnuts are soft enough to be mashed with a spoon. Finally, the whole thing is blended until smooth, then served with a drizzle of crème fraîche.
I was pleasantly surprised! We liked the hint of sweetness from the pears against the savory flavor of the vegetables. I am not sure I will make this again as we prefer brothier, meatier soups, but this was a fun one to try.
7 responses to “Chestnut-Pear Soup”
Love those swirls of crème fraîche on yours. While this is not one for us who likes more comforting soups, it is great for non meat eaters!
What a turn around, surprised you made this soup. Great to hear it was tasty to you.
Glad you enjoyed the soup. Your presentation is lovely. Have a great weekend:)
I love it when that happens: being ambivalent going into the recipe and enjoying it much more than ever anticipated. Glad you hit that serendipity this week, Karen.
Yours looks so fancy – all dressed up 🙂 Yes, this one was a bit of a surprise to many of us. I think it was trying to get our heads around what that combo would all taste like together. In a soup. Surprise indeed- it was pretty darn fab. We will be making this again for sure ~
Some of the recipes that I was the least excited about have been my favorites so far. I like your presentation!
I should have saved at least a bite for Bill. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one 🙂