Chestnuts grow within a bur - a very spiky green ball that turns yellowish-brown and splits open when when the chestnuts are mature. Inside the burs are 1-3 nuts. Chestnuts have a hard brown husk/peel also surrounding the creamy-white flesh that you will need to remove. Lowest in fat of the nuts and a good source of vitamin C, chestnuts are great raw, roasted, added to soups, and more. We take care of the bur, but leave the peel to you.

Storage: Our chestnuts are raw (not pasteurized), so keep them in the freezer please. Do not peel until ready to use. Roasted/Boiled and peeled chestnuts can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Preparation: Score (cut) an "X" one side of each chestnut.

  • To eat raw, use the cuts to peel the chestnuts and enjoy. 
  • To roast, place the scored chestnuts on a baking pan in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Peel while the nuts are still warm. 
  • To boil, place the scored chestnuts in a pot of boiling water. Boil for 45 minutes. Drain and peel off the skins. 

Striped Bass with Swiss Chard & Chestnuts

Sauteed Chestnuts, Onions, & Bacon

Creamy Chestnut Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash & Chestnut Soup

Dark Chocolate Chestnut Cake

Highland Orchards Farm Market, is a small, family-owned and operated farm in northern Delaware, established 1832. We grow fruits and vegetables without synthetic chemicals or pesticides. We sell our produce through our farm market located on the farm, through our CSA program, and at two farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Real food, a real farm, for people who really like to eat!