Chestnut trees produce a brown nut with hard outer shell and bitter inner peel.
Marrons glaces are chestnuts preserved in a sweet syrup.
October - March
Looks for firm shiny nuts without blemishes when fresh. You can also purchase canned whole, pieces or pureed, as well as dried chestnuts or chestnut flour.
In cool dry place with shells and in a covered container in the refrigerator when shelled.
bake, boil, roast, steam, stew
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