My Aunt Anne started a new tradition several years ago with this fabulous addition to our family Christmas dinner.
This was an exquisite soup and very easy to make if you start with ready-peeled and cooked chestnuts, which I did. I made a few tweaks... namely I skipped the parsley and I used less cream to make it a bit healthier. I find chestnuts lend a creaminess of their own, so it's easy to reduce the amount of cream. Perfect for a Christmas starter. loved it, thank you. - 14 Nov 2014
After years of not knowing what to do with all the chestnuts from my mother-in-laws' yard, this soup has provided an answer! It was easy to make (my husband roasted & shelled the chestnuts) and was absolutely delicious. I served it to my family & in-laws who were amazed at how good it was. I'm now thinking about collecting, roasting & freezing more chestnuts so we can have more soup all winter long. You've got to try it! - 04 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I use this recipe every Thanksgiving, and it's become a family favorite. The soup is so smooth and creamy, and it's so worth searching for the chestnuts! - 06 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)