Chestnut stuffing for roast turkey (Mrs Beeton's)

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A very traditional stuffing to serve with the Christmas turkey which would go as well with the roast Christmas chicken.

I would be inclined to serve it as a side-dish, not as actual stuffing for the bird.

Chestnut stuffing for roast turkey (Mrs Beeton's)
A plate of sweet chestnuts
Servings:Serves 8
Calories per serving:184
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:17th January 2013

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A nice dip


Well, dip, tapa, starter, accompaniment.


This is what they look like. Don't buy them, just pick them up from under the tree


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Mise en place

  • Oven temperature: 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 80° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Slit the chestnuts
  2. Roast then in the oven for about 20 minutes
  3. Allow to cool a little
  4. Remove both the outer and inner skins, put the chestnuts into a stewpan, add the stock (no more than will barely cover them) and simmer them until they become tender
  5. Rub through a fine sieve or use a potato ricer or potato masher.
  6. Add the butter, salt and pepper and use as required.

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