Preserve chestnuts when they are in season is a good idea to enjoy them throughout many months ahead. And if you use a cute jar and add a festive label, they can make a perfect Christmas gift.
Whenever canning or preserving food in jars, it’s very important to use clean and sterilized jars, possibly new. You can follow these steps to make sure the jars are sterilized.
The secret to easy-peel chestnuts is soaking them in water and then parboiling them before they roast. This softens and loosens the inner skin which makes them easy to peel. It will still take a while to peel all of them so make sure to plan time ahead. The ingredients listed below make more than two 8 oz. jars (250 ml), but many chestnuts usually break or are not good. If you manage to save all of them, this amount will make 3 jars. Also, I have used whiskey but you can also use cognac, rum or triple sec, following your taste.
Step by step to preserve chestnuts:
Check out the full recipe to make chestnuts in whiskey syrup:
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