Roasted Chestnuts

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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It’s fun to serve warm chestnuts to your guests and let them each peel their own. Just provide little bowls for the shells.


  • 18 chestnuts, rinsed


  1. Center the oven rack. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Using a sharp paring knife, carefully cut a 1-inch X shape into the flat side of each chestnut, deep enough to cut through the shell and into the flesh. Arrange the chestnuts cut side up in a baking dish