Chestnut Slices


Preparation info
  • Makes

    12 slices

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

The passion for chestnut-based desserts knows no limits in central Europe. Hungary is especially chestnut-crazy (some of Europe’s best chestnuts are grown there). Outside of the occasional holiday stuffing, chestnuts have never really taken off in America, but this recipe could make some converts. I suspect the difficult peeling process is one of the reasons for chestnuts’ lack of popularity. Here’s a Hungarian recipe that puts a 16-ounce can of chestnut purée to very good use: a bit is use