Marroni al Liquore

Marroni al Liquore IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Marroni al Liquore IMAGE

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

  • Portion size 5 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 cups prepared chestnuts
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) 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 and let stand in cool dark place for 2 weeks before using. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 2 months.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 64.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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