Chestnut Jam


  • 6 lbs 10 oz chestnuts
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 lbs 5 oz sugar
  • 1 glass of Rum (approx 8 fl.oz)
  • 1 vanilla stick


Wash and peel the chestnuts, then boil them for around 1/2 hour in plenty of water.
Drain them and cut them in small pieces while they are still warm.

Place the chestnuts in a sauce pan and add the sugar, the grated rind of both lemons, 1 vanilla stick and 3 tablespoons of Limmi. Mix well. Cook on medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, After about 30 minutes, add the rum and remove from the heat.

Place the still-warm mixture in glass jars and… Merry Autumn!