Cream of Walnut Soup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    small servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

  • About

Our walnut soup began as a walnut sauce for a walnut bread pudding, and indeed the soup can be used as a sauce. But it tastes so good we decided to serve it as a soup. The pear purée adds the perfect sweetness to the subtle bitterness of the toasted walnuts. This is rich and should be served in small portions. At the restaurant, it’s served as a canapé dessert soup, playing off our custom of serving canapé soups to begin the meal.

Walnut soup is best when eaten shortly after it is m