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Oven Roasted Chestnuts

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appies & Snacks
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by The Spruce


  • 1 lb of whole unpeeled chestnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, make an X-shaped cut on the round side of each chestnut.
  • Don't skip this step because it keeps them from exploding when heated.
  • Arrange the chestnuts in a cast iron skillet or baking dish.
  • Place the chestnuts in the oven and roast them until the skins have pulled back from the cuts and the nut inside has softened, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven, make a mound of them in an old towel, wrap them up, squeeze them hard.
  • Let them steam for a few minutes in the towel.
  • Peel the chestnuts and eat plain or saute them in some butter with a pinch of cinnamon and salt. Enjoy.