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Chestnut and Dulce de Leche Homemade Spread

Chestnut and Dulce de Leche Homemade Spread

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Chestnut and Dulce de Leche is a homemade spread which is easy to make and can be bottled in pretty jars as gifts.

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This original chestnut and dulce de leche spread will be much appreciated.

For those of you who don’t know what Dulce De Leche is, it is a favourite Latin American treat made with condensed milk which is cooked in the tin until it caramelizes.

However, if you don’t want to make your own dulce de leche from scratch, you can find it canned in your local supermarket. 

At the time I made it, I had to make it from scratch as it was not known in Greece yet.

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I combined this amazing treat with chestnuts and I am very proud to have created this delicious spread.  

How to make this Homemade Spread

All you need is two ingredients: chestnuts and dulce de leche (or sweetened condensed milk, if you make it yourself).

Prepare τηε dulce de leche or use a store bought one.

Score the chestnuts.  Put them in a pot, cover them with water and boil them for 20 minutes.  

Drain them and when you can handle them, peel them.  

Put them in a pot and empty the dulce de leche and water.

Put it on the heat and mix to dilute the dulce de leche.

Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook until the water evaporates, about half an hour.  During the boiling process you should stir it once in a while but towards the end it needs constant stirring as the mixture may burn.

Remove from the heat and let it cool for ten minutes for the temperature to drop.  Mash it with a hand blender or a hand mixer.

Store in sterilized jars. 

Chestnut puree image

Whenever I make a new recipe, I always google search to see if others have thought of this idea as well.  

I was surprised but happy to see that no one had thought about it before.

The road is now open to make it with almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts etc.

You can use it as a spread on bread for breakfast or use it as filling in cakes, to decorate cupcakes, as a crepe or doughnut filling, or in other desserts such as Mont Blanc.

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How long does this Chestnut and Dulce de Leche spread keep?

If it is bottled properly, it will last for a long time, as jams do.

However, if you just put it in containers, it is good for about three weeks to a month in the fridge.

However, if you make more than you can eat or use within that period, you can store it in a freezer proof box and freeze until you need it.

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Chestnut and Dulce de Leche Spread

Yield: 3 jars x 400 grams
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Chestnut and Dulce de Leche is a homemade spread which is easy to make and can be bottled in pretty jars as gifts.

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo chestnuts
  • 1 can dulce de leche
  • 1 1/2 cans water (measured in the milk can).

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dulce de lecheor use a store bought one..
  2. Score the chestnuts.  Put them in a pot, cover them with water and
    boil them for 20 minutes (see instructions here).  
  3. Drain them and when you can handle them, peel them.  
  4. Put them in a pot and empty the dulce de leche and water.
  5. Put it on the heat and mix to dilute the dulce de leche.
  6. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook until the water evaporates, about
    half an hour.  During the boiling process you should stir it once in a
    while but towards the end it needs constant stirring as the mixture may burn.
  7. Remove from the heat and let it cool for ten minutes for the temperature
    to drop.  Mash it with a hand blender or a hand mixer.
  8. Store in sterilized jars.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 837Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 2mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 180gFiber 17gSugar 38gProtein 11g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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Friday 5th of December 2014

What a wonderful treat! I bet this is the perfect balance of rich and light.

Kyle Stephen

Monday 24th of November 2014

I love the idea of your Chestnut & Dulce de Leche Spread. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely try this at home and see if they will love this new recipe. Great post!

Angie

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

I would have never thought of this combination. The spread sounds and looks divine, Ivy.

Rosa

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

That is such a wonderful combination! Your spread must taste heavenly.

Cheers,

Rosa

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