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Savory Chestnut Puree


From EatingWell:  November/December 2011

Try this easy, elegant chestnut puree with roasted quail, turkey or chicken.

4 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes



  1. Combine chestnuts, broth, water, thyme and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, partially covered, until the chestnuts easily break apart, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove the thyme.
  2. Transfer the chestnut mixture to a food processor; puree until the mixture is very smooth and has the consistency of a thick spread. Add a little more broth if a thinner consistency is desired. Return the puree to the pan; cover to keep warm.
  3. Reheat over low heat just before serving; thin with a little water, if desired.


Per serving : 247 Calories; 2 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 53 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 177 mg Sodium; 639 mg Potassium

3 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch

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