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December 16, 2018

Nothing calls to mind the culinary sense of the holiday quite like comfort fused infused with seasonal sentiment. Enter: chestnut stuffed mushroom caps! These apps are not only tummy warming and delicious, but the chestnuts are a good source of vitamin C, B1, B2 and B6  — all whichcan contribute to a healthy immune system. And those mushrooms? If youexpose them to some sunlight before you eat them, you can bolster your levels of mood enhancing, heart healthy vitamin D, which we often need during the winter months when we spend more time indoors.

Chestnut Stuffed Mushroom Apps

Makes approx 3 servings

Calories: 100

Fat: 5 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Protein: 6 grams


You'll need:

  • 1 pound white mushrooms, with stems chopped and out aside (bigger mushrooms will be easier to stuff)
  • 1 cup finely chopped leeks
  • 1 cup finely chopped roasted chestnuts
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Salt to taste

Directions: (For roasted chestnuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 450 ° F
  2. Cut an X into the rounded side of each chestnut.
  3. Place chestnuts on a baking sheet, X side up.
  4. Put ½ cup of water on sheet.
  5. Place in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the X opens.
  6. Remove & peel the chestnuts while warm, though not too hot to handle.  
  7. Chop chestnuts for use in mushrooms.

Directions: (For stuffed mushrooms)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. Use a large skillet to sauté leeks, chopped mushroom stems and oil for  3-5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Mix in chestnuts, apple and cinnamon. Stir together and continue to heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Take pan off the heat, add the cheese and mix well.
  5. Using a small spoon, place stuffing into the mushroom caps.
  6. Place stuffed caps onto a lined metal baking pan & bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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