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Roasted Chestnuts

Roast Chestnuts This Holiday Season!

You know how the song goes, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . ." Well, in this case, they're roasting in an oven, but the whole thing's still wonderfully romantic and festive. Grab a bunch of them while you can at the grocery store, because these seasonal treats are fleeting!

If you've never tried a chestnut, be sure to peel away the fuzzy inner skin just below the outer shell. Scoring the chestnuts generously prior to roasting them will make this step a lot easier. The inside of a roasted chestnut is soft, warm, and sweet – exactly what the holidays are all about. For this incredibly easy recipe (so easy, it should be called a technique!), keep reading.

Oven-Roasted Chestnuts

Oven-Roasted Chestnuts

Oven-Roasted Chestnuts


1 pound chestnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Score a large X into the flat side of each chestnut.
  3. Roast chestnuts for approximately 30 minutes, shaking the pan every so often to ensure even cooking.
  4. When cool enough to handle, peel chestnuts and enjoy!

Makes 1 pound of roasted chestnuts.

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mudnessa mudnessa 4 years
peel chestnut and enjoy....said so simply not always so easy but totally worth it. i love roasted chestnuts.
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Whenever I hear the word "chestnuts", I think of this joke:
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