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How to Roast Chestnuts

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Tutorial


  • Chestnuts
  • water


  • Using a sharp knife, cut a small X on the rounded side of each chestnuts to prevent them from exploding during roasting. In a large bowl, soak chestnuts in hot water for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Arrange chestnuts with cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with water. Roast in a 350 F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer into a bowl. Cover with a towel for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow to steam. While still warm, quickly peel skins. If becoming hard to peel, warm them in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Store peeled chestnuts in a airtight container or resealable bag, they will keep well in the fridge for about 3 days.