Chestnut Puree

I am finding it difficult to find cans of chesnut puree so decided to have a crack at making my own since I found fresh chestnuts for sale in a supermarket and they were quite cheap.   The results were suprising and I don’t think I will spend that money on a tin of puree again!  And it saves upon my annoyance of being lead to water chestnuts by store staff everytime I ask for chestnut puree…


300g cooked chestnuts

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup water


  • Place every thing in a small sauce pan.  (The liquid should just cover the chestnuts.)
  • Simmer the chestnuts until soft, about 10-20 minutes.  (Watch them as milk can quickly boil over the side of a pan.)
  • Scoop the chestnuts out of the liquid, reserving the liquid.
  • Puree the chestnuts using as much of the reserved liquid as required.
  • Use in your recipe, eat and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    January 25, 2012 at 1:49 am


    I’m actually looking for water chestnuts. Can you tell me where to buy them in Dubai or Abu Dhabi? Thanks.

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      Angie C
      January 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Hi, you should be able to purchase them from Spinneys or perhaps the larger supermarkets.

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        Angie C
        January 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

        I saw water chestnuts today in Spinneys…the Town Centre One.

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    November 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Such a good idea…. in fact whenever I can’t find an ingredient or it’s astranomically priced I must think about making it. Usually reaps huge rewards in terms of taste and satisfaction.

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      Angie C
      November 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      I feel the same about almond butter…just made up a batch this morning. And don’t get me started on mayonnaise..!!

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