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Roasted chestnuts with sugar and spice salt recipe

Roasted chestnuts with sugar and spice salt recipe

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This roasted chestnuts recipe with sugar, spice and all things nice is the ideal fireside treat for Christmas. Learn how to roast chestnuts to perfection, and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar and salt mix for real festive flavour. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 67 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 350g chestnuts
  • ½ tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 2 tsp soft light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    1g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 14.6g Protein 1.1g Fibre 2.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. With a sharp knife, carefully make a cross in the top of each chestnut, cutting into the shell but not all the way through. Transfer to a roasting tin, cross-side up, and roast for 25-30 mins until the shell starts to peel away from the nut inside.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the salt, sugar, cinnamon and mixed spice in a small bowl. Leave the nuts until just cool enough to handle, then peel away the shell and papery husk. Sprinkle over some spiced salt and serve with the rest to dip into.

Tip: For an authentic 'roasted' appearance, finish under the grill for a few minutes.

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