Chestnut Appetizers Recipe -

Chestnut Appetizers

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"These can be made a day or two ahead and reheated. They are delicious."

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Original recipe makes 15 or 20 servings Change Servings


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine chestnuts and soy sauce. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (275 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut bacon into thirds. Place brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Drain chestnuts then roll them in brown sugar. Wrap each nut in a bacon strip and secure it with a toothpick. Arrange chestnut/bacon wraps on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the bacon is crisp. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2010

Great recipe, very tasty! One point - finding that a lower temperature over a longer period works better, as they're burning a bit while the chestnuts are still hard in the centre at such a high temp.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2005

I was a bit disapointed. It was challenging to assemble - the chestnuts didn't hold together to well. And, it was a bit too salty for my taste.

Jan 27, 2011

I make this all the time with just a little change. I find the brown sugar too sweet. So I just soak the chestnuts in the soy sauce and then wrap and cook. I lower the temperature to 375 and cook a little longer approx. 25 min. I find with the lower temperature the waterchestnut is cooked better.

Jan 25, 2004

These are great! I had a recipe like this and lost it, but I'll be sure to keep this one around.

Jan 12, 2013

Didn't try it, because I was looking for actual chestnut recipe, and this seems to be WATER chestnuts. I rated 4 because that is currently the average rating and I didn't want to impact scoring. Can recipe title be corrected? If I find myself with spare water chestnuts, i will come back to it though. I'm just adding this 'review' so no one else goes through reading all reviews before figuring out it's ONLY with water chestnuts. No one seems to have tried with real chestnuts.

Oct 23, 2009

Liked these, but they really MUST be eaten right away or the chestnuts get too mealy.

Feb 26, 2007

Kids and hubby loved this little appy Carol. Thanks so much!

Jun 03, 2009

I have been making these for years!!! They are awesome!!


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 2179 mg
  • 87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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