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April 25, 2024 #Postres

Chestnuts in Syrup

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224.51 (kcal)


90 Minutes


  • 1 kilo of chestnuts peeled from their shiny shell
  • 500 g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod cut lengthwise.
  • Step 1 - Boil water with a little salt in a large pot.
  • Step 2 - With the help of a knife, make an X cut at the base of the chestnuts and add them to the pot of boiling water.
  • Step 3 - Boil for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Step 4 - Separately, make a syrup in a medium saucepan with the sugar, vanilla bean and water. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Step 5 - Remove the chestnuts and peel them.
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  • Step 6 - Add the peeled chestnuts to the pot with the hot syrup. Cook over medium heat for 40 to 50 minutes or until soft. Keep refrigerated
  • Step 7 - To preserve: place the chestnuts in sterilized jars and cover with the cooking syrup. Cover the jars and cook them in a bain-marie for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.