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Last updated on March 30th, 2022 at 10:02 pm

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Do you know that you don’t need an open fire to roast chestnut? You can roast chestnut in your kitchen using your oven. That’s sound easy, isn’t it? Indeed it’s easier to roast chestnut in the oven.  

Chestnut some time referred to as “bread of mountain” because of the higher level of carbohydrate. It was used in making polenta before the arrival of corn. 

Roasted chestnuts are a delicious and unique signature of the holiday dining-scape, as well as very easy to prepare.

Homemade roasted chestnuts will fill your home with a wonderful aroma– they smell like the winter holidays!

So let’s begin showing you how to roast the chestnut but if you would rather not go through this easy process of roasting chestnuts and like to buy pre-maid roasted chestnut then you can find pre-roasted chestnut at major supermarkets and gourmet shops. Keep in mind pre-roasted chestnut are meant to be eaten right away. 

When Chestnuts available in America? Where to buy Chestnuts?

If you don’t know where to find chestnut then let me tell you that’s in USA chestnut start showing after Thanksgiving in the gourmet shop and grocery stores. 

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How to Roast Chestnuts? Everything you need to know. 

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

STEP 2: Use the serrated knife or you can use a bread knife both work well. On the flat side of every chestnut slice a large ‘X’.

STEP 3: With X facing up, place the chestnut on a baking sheet. 

STEP 4: Bake the chestnut approximately 15 to 25 minute depending on the chestnut. When the shell of the chestnut is peeling back around the ‘X’ remove it from the oven. 

STEP 5: Use a kitchen towel and place it on the pan. allowing them to steam slightly for 15 minutes.


When roasted chestnut get cooled then start peeling (peel by pulling the shell away from “X”). With peeling roasted chestnut there is the outer shell and a thin inner covering that comes off easily after this roasting method.

Here is a video of roasting chestnuts – everything you need to know. Enjoy!