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Tomatoey French Lentil Chestnut Roast

Tomatoey French Lentil Chestnut Roast
  • Serves 4

  • 40 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Try this as a fantastic alternative to your Sunday roast or inspiration for meat free Monday

Pea and Spinach Soup Topped with Chestnut Croutons

Pea and Spinach Soup Topped with Chestnut Croutons
  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A wonderfully vibrant, fresh pea and spinach soup, topped with crispy chestnut croutons. Perfect for a light lunch, or a snazzy starter.

Sausage, Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Sausage, Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing
  • Serves 8

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free

The dried cranberries add a special touch to this chestnut stuffing.

Mashed Sweet Potato with Chestnut Purée

Mashed Sweet Potato with Chestnut Purée
  • Serves 4

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Sweet potato and chestnut puree – a winning luxuriously vegan take on mash that tastes great and caters for everyone!

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta
  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

A quick and delicious dish to get all the family eating Brussels Sprouts.

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

This is a crumble inspired by mulled cider at Christmas to eat any time that it’s chilly.

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart
  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

This tart is ideal for any meal, can be served hot, warm or at room temperature, on its own or with a crisp green salad.

Quick Chestnut Soup

Quick Chestnut Soup
  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

This can be an elegant soup, a rustic one or a mixture of the two.

Dulce De Leche and Chestnut Hot Cross Buns

Dulce De Leche and Chestnut Hot Cross Buns
  • Serves 8

  • 30 Minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for vegetarians

This is a hot little classic crossed with a whole new twist, perfect for wow-ing at Easter!

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts
  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

This is a delicious, rich, hearty recipe for sharing around the dinner table in the depths of winter

Chestnut Christmas Mincemeat

Chestnut Christmas Mincemeat
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

A truly festive mincemeat inspired by some of the ingredients from the famous 13 Christmas desserts of Provence

Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Pudding with Orange and Prune Syrup

Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Pudding with Orange and Prune Syrup
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarians

A beautifully steamed and rich festive dessert which makes a wonderful gluten free alternative to the traditional Christmas pud – but with the same mouth watering look and feel

Chestnut, Ginger and Blackberry Cheesecake

Chestnut, Ginger and Blackberry Cheesecake
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A rich seasonal cheesecake combining chestnuts and blackberries with a smooth and lusciously light texture

Chestnut, Mushroom and Sage Roast

Chestnut, Mushroom and Sage Roast
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The perfect veggie main for your Christmas lunch, full of flavour with an incredible “meaty” texture made with the addition of chestnuts

Chestnut Purée Mont Blanc

Chestnut Purée Mont Blanc
  • Serves 6

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A traditional, wintery, showstopper of a chestnut dessert

Chestnut Hummus

Chestnut Hummus
  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A deliciously simple dip with a luxuriously smooth texture that a chickpea could only dream of!

Chestnut Frangipane Mince Pies

Chestnut Frangipane Mince Pies
  • Serves 8

  • 60 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

An original take on the humble mince pie recipe, with a variety of beautiful toppings to make them stand out from the crowd

Chestnut and Apple Spiced Porridge

Chestnut and Apple Spiced Porridge
  • Serves 1

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A wonderfully rich and comforting chestnut flavoured porridge, perfect for a healthy, hearty warming winter breakfast.

Chestnut and Quinoa Energy Balls

Chestnut and Quinoa Energy Balls
  • Serves 6

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Powerfully flavoured, packed full of energy and delicately decorated, these chestnut and quinoa protein balls are the perfect healthy snack

Molten Chocolate, Chestnut and Dulce De Leche Mousse with Ice Cream & Brandy

Molten Chocolate, Chestnut and Dulce De Leche Mousse with Ice Cream & Brandy
  • Serves 6

  • 45 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

This is a dessert for chocolate lovers, sweet lovers and food lovers in general.

Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing
  • Serves 8

  • 4 hours

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

The dried cranberries add a special touch to my traditional chestnut stuffing and the gravy made with Marsala adds incredible richness and flavour. This recipe by Alex Mackay gives you lots of gravy; turkey tends to soak it up so always make enough for a second or third round.

Roasted Cod with Squash, Bacon & Chestnuts

Roasted Cod with Squash, Bacon & Chestnuts
  • Serves 2

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

“This is a glorious combination of sweet, succulent and salty with the butter giving it a smooth finish and the lemon adding a sunny smile.”

Carrot, Chestnut and Fig Salad

Carrot, Chestnut and Fig Salad
  • Serves 2

  • 50 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A filling, festive salad with roasted carrots and chestnuts.