Tested till perfect Marroni al Liquore

Marroni al Liquore

Italian-inspired Marroni al Liquore, or Chestnuts in Spirits, is two gifts in one: spoon the chestnuts over ice cream and enjoy the liqueur in coffee or as an after-dinner drink.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006

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  • Portion size 6 cups (1.5 L)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1 cup 1cupwater
  • 4 4whole allspice
  • 2 2clovecloves
  • 2 2bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 half 1halfvanilla beanvanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsprepared chestnuts
  • 1 bottle 1bottlebrandy
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Preparation

In wide saucepan, bring sugar, water, allspice, cloves, bay leaves and vanilla bean to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in chestnuts; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Stir in brandy and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Skim off any foam. Discard allspice, cloves, bay leaves and vanilla bean. Using slotted spoon, divide chestnuts among six 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars. Pour syrup over top. Seal jars with lids; let stand in cool dark place for 2 weeks before using. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 2 months.)

Additional information : Per 1 oz (25 mL) serving of liqueur: about 64 cal, trace pro, trace total fat (0 g sat. fat),
9 g carb, 0 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 2 mg sodium. % RDI: 1% iron, 2% vit C, 1% folate.

Nutritional Information Per serving of 5 chestnuts: about

cal 88 pro 1g total fat 0 sat. fat 0
carb 14g fibre 2g chol 0mg sodium 7mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 3 vit C 10 folate 4
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