Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire etc Errr oven/frypan. This is a lovely surprise Christmas treat for family & friends. There are many ways to roast chestnuts but this is my favorite

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut an X in the top of each chestnut but be very careful not to cut into the flesh.
  3. Place the chestnuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool the nuts until you can handle them and then peel them.
  5. Just before serving heat the oil in a fry pan large enough to hold the nuts in a single layer.
  6. Stir fry until light golden brown, remove from pan and with a paper towel remove any excess oil.
  7. Add the apple cider/ liquer, use high heat and reduce to apprx half.
  8. Return Chestnuts to pan, stir to glaze, add salt& pepper.
  9. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

4 5

Nice touch. To ensure that they are easy to peel, wrap them in a few layers of newspaper as soon as they come out of the oven. This steams them makes them easy to peel. See the video in the following link.

4 5

I made two batches this year. These were delicious. I think hubby liked the flavor of the apple cider. I used sea salt. Some of my chestnuts peeled easily and some did not. I don't know why. If anyone has a solution or knows why I would like to know. They were done in 20 minutes.