Chestnut Dessert Puree

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    8 cups

    thick puree
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Although there are decent sweetened chestnut purees available in the market, they do not compare in subtlety of texture or flavor with what you can make at home. There are certainly many other cookbooks with recipes for fine purees, but they are most often recipes that go on to turn the puree into some other dessert form. This recipe is for a chestnut puree that may be served as is, or combined with liquors, creams, custards, and the like to make more elaborate preparations—an all-purpose c