Candied chestnut for Christmas !

✨Marrons glacés /Candied chestnuts ✨

🌰🌰🌰R E C I P E 🌰🌰🌰
To make delicious marrons glacés you have to find great quality chestnuts first.
You can either use fresh chestnuts and peel and cook them, or use while cooked chestnuts.
240g chestnuts (I used our whole organic cooked ones from Ardèche).
1 cup of sugar (I actually recommend trying with a bit more like 150g if you want very gourmet candied chestnuts).
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used some from LittlePod)

Whole chestnuts

In a pan heat your water, sugar and vanilla extract. Bring to boiling while stirring. Keep heating for a 5 more minutes after that.

Add your chestnuts and stir until it returns to a boil. Keep heating for 10mn or more.

Candied chestnuts
After that, verse everything into a container and cover it. Leave like this for at least 12hours. (You can make it in the fridge).

Marrons glacés
Do that 2 or 3 times more (I did it 3 times in total but would recommend to do it 4 times).
By the end your sugar should be entirely absorbed in your pan.

candied chestnut
Set up a baking sheet and verse your chestnuts (I put all of them but you can select only the big beautiful ones if needed) and put in the oven for 1 hour at 100C (if you do have time your can even do 2 or 3 hours at 50C). Keep a close eye on your chestnuts as it really depends on your oven.

candied chestnuts
The final optional touch is to serve them in individual pieces of your baking sheet, and in a nice present box if you want to offer them 🎁 . To be eaten within 3 days.
Almost Christmas!! 🎅
👉 This recipe is for quite light candied chestnuts (meaning that there were not too sugary and you can really taste the chestnut). If you are looking for a more traditional sugary candied chestnuts recipe I would recommend at least twice the amount of sugar.

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