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Hungarian Chestnut Pure Recipe

Enjoy a rich and creamy Hungarian Chestnut Pure made with roasted chestnuts, milk, vanilla, sugar, and rum. Serve with sweet whipped cream.

Hungarian Chestnut Pure with Whipped Cream is a sweet and creamy dessert that combines smooth, rich chestnut puree with fluffy whipped cream.
The result is a decadent and indulgent treat that is perfect for the holiday season or any special occasion.


Hungarian Chestnut Pure Recipe

Cooking method: BakingBoiling
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 30 min - 50 min
Servings: 8 person
Calories: 450kcal
Best season: all

The history and origin of Chestnut Pure with Whipped Cream is not clear, but chestnuts have been a staple food in Hungarian cuisine for centuries.

Hungarian Chestnut Pure Recipe
Enjoy a rich and creamy Hungarian Chestnut Pure

Chestnuts have been used in sweet and savory dishes and have long been a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. The combination of chestnut puree with whipped cream is likely a more recent addition to Hungarian cuisine, but it has quickly become a beloved dessert.
It is often served during the holiday season and special celebrations, and its popularity has spread beyond Hungary to other countries.
Today, Hungarian Chestnut Pure with Whipped Cream is enjoyed by people around the world and is a staple in many traditional Hungarian households.



  1. Preheat the oven

    to 180°C (360°F).

  2. Wash and clean the chestnuts, then with a sharp knife cut an “x” on the curved side of each shell.

  3. Place the chestnuts in a baking dish, pour the 100 ml water over them, and bake for 30 minutes.

  4. In a saucepan, heat the milk, water, vanilla extract, and sugar.

  5. Add the roasted chestnuts and blend until smooth.

  6. Stir in the melted butter, the 100 ml double cream, white rum, and salt.

  7. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  8. In a separate bowl, whip the 200 ml double cream until soft peaks form.

  9. Fold the whipped cream into the chilled chestnut mixture.

  10. Serve chilled, garnished with a dollop of sweet whipped cream.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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