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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
  • 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
  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.