Candied Chestnuts

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Appears in

The Professional Pastry Chef

By Bo Friberg

Published 1989

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Candied chestnuts are expensive to purchase, so preparing your own can be economical, assuming you can justify the labor needed to remove the shells. If you want perfect whole candied chestnuts for garnish, start with more than you need, because some will break when you shell them; and don’t let the chestnuts boil vigorously in the syrup, or all of them will break into small pieces. Broken pieces can, of course, be used in fillings and for chestnut puree. Pay close attention toward the end