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Stove-Roasted Chestnuts

Fill your home with the irresistible aroma of roasted chestnuts this holiday season -- it's a Good Thing.

  • yield: Makes 20




  • 20 fresh unpeeled chestnuts


  1. Step 1

    Using a small sharp knife or a chestnut knife, carve an "X" in the flat side of each chestnut. Place chestnuts in an even layer, "X"-side down, in a chestnut-roasting pan. Cook chestnuts over low heat until opened, 20 to 25 minutes. Peel immediately, using a towel if chestnuts are too hot to touch.

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009

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Reviews (4)

  • 25 Nov, 2009

    You can get the chestnut knife from Williams Sonoma.

    At what temp should I have oven???

  • 25 Nov, 2009

    I have this knife, it works safely to cut through the toughest chestnut skin.

  • 25 Nov, 2009

    just use a paring knife.

  • 25 Nov, 2009

    Does anyone know where you can get the tool (or what it's called) that Martha used to cut the X into the chestnuts before the roasted them? Thanks!