Learn how to make chestnut puree using boiled (or roasted) chestnuts and use in recipes with this easy guide.
- Boiled and peeled chestnuts - Milk (Regular or plant based) - Sugar and salt - Vanilla bean
Add the chestnuts, milk, sugar, and vanilla bean to a saucepan and heat it over medium-high heat.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium. Keep a close eye on it and stir it often as it cooks.
Stirring frequently, let the liquid simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the milk reduces to ¾ cup and chestnuts are softened.
Place a mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the milk-chestnut mixture into it. Save the removed liquid in the bowl and remove the vanilla bean.
Place the cooked chestnuts into the bowl of your food processor. Process them until pureed, stopping a few times to scrape the sides of the bowl.
Depending on the recipe in which you plan to use your puree, you may adjust its consistency by adding the reserved cooking liquid as you blend your chestnuts.
Be sure to check out the blog post for creative ideas to use chestnut puree in your daily cooking.