Wishing you could serve chestnuts this holiday season without the hassle? You can! This video takes you step by step through an easy way to peel chestnuts. Then use this recipe to glaze them with amaretto and roast them. A delicious twist on a holiday classic.
Amaretto Glazed Roasted Chestnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Roasted chestnuts that taste like Italian pastry. The holidays just got even brighter.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Christine
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chestnuts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange bitters
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Half, parboil and peel chestnuts (details in video.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil, parchment or a silicone mat.
  3. In a pot, melt butter and honey over a medium low flame.
  4. Add bitters, amaretto, vanilla and nutmeg and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add chestnuts and stir to coat well.
  6. Pour chestnuts onto lined baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  7. Roast on the top rack for 6 minutes, turn baking sheet and then roast for another 6 minutes.
  8. Stir and check for color. Continue to roast for another 3 to 6 minutes, until they turn golden brown.
  9. Best served warm.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Chestnuts roast quicker without their peels so keep an eye on them during the final roasting stage.