Marroni al Liquore

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 half vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 cups prepared chestnuts
  • 1 bottle brandy

Method

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.)

Nutritional facts Per serving of 5 chestnuts: about

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 88.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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