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How to Roast Chestnuts + Video

If you have never Roasted Chestnuts before, this is the perfect time to learn!

Web Chef Review: Italian Chestnuts at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.comUsing my recipe for how to cook fresh chestnuts will ensure your success…

Roasted chestnuts have an earthy, sweet taste and combine well with cooked Brussel sprouts. The presentation is quite beautiful, as the Brussel sprouts are intermingled with these delicious tidbits of roasted chestnuts.

Roasted Chestnuts:

They also taste great, eaten with sweet fudge or fruit dishes. Chestnut pie would make a unique dessert, such as a chestnut and chocolate torte.

Savory dishes and dressings are delicious with the addition of chestnuts. You might try chestnut soup or including them in a stew.

Just plain chestnuts are fantastic, dipped in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, dipped in clarified butter, or totally unadorned chestnuts are a great snack.

Web Chef Review: Italian Chestnuts at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.comThese beautiful chestnuts are so shiny and pretty, and of course, they came from Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They have another location in St. Catharines, Ontario and you can check them out online:

Harvest Barn Country Markets logo - harvestbarn.caHarvest Barn is well known for their excellent fresh produce and other quality products. A benefit is that Harvest Barn makes an effort, as far as is possible, to bring in produce and other food items for you, from within a 100 mile radius of their two locations. This ensures that the produce is less likely to suffer bruising, rotting, or breaking down in transit, while Harvest Barn is supporting local farmers who need all the help they can get, to keep producing our food, while maintaining their farms and living the demanding farming lifestyle.

Type: Snack Recipes

Yield: about 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 – 20 min
Roast Time: 1/2 hr
Cool Time: 1/2 hr

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

chestnuts, roasted chestnuts - cookingwithkimberly.comIngredients:

  • about 2 to 3 cups fresh chestnuts
  • a sprinkling of water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut an X on the nuts on the rounded side, cutting through the skin, and arrange on a baking sheet, with flat side down.
  3. Spray a bit of water over the surface of the chestnuts on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast for about 1/2 hour.
  5. Elephant Tea Towel with Pom Poms - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comRemove chestnuts from oven, wrap them in a towel, and allow to steam in the towel for about half an hour to 40 min, while cooling to the touch.
  6. Peel chestnuts and use in your favorite recipe or eat them just as they are.

Stop in at Harvest Barn Country Markets and pick up some of these lovely chestnuts, or other superb product, for your table.

Try this recipe for how to cook Roasted Chestnuts, and include them in one of your favorite dishes.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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