Chestnut and Honey Butter
Recipe and photo contributed by Amanda Heckert
servings (3¾ cups)
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
This sweet and savory, buttery spread is a subtle and healthy alternative to peanut butter. It tastes great on bread or crackers, and makes a wonderfully festive holiday gift.
3 cups (390 grams) whole roasted, peeled chestnuts
⅔ cup apple cider, or apple juice
⅓ cup honey, or more to taste
1 stick (4 ounces or 113 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Place the chestnuts, apple cider, and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the liquid reduces by one third, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a food processor. Add the butter and salt. Process until smooth and serve warm.
- The butter may be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.
- This pairs perfectly with our recipe for Italian Bread with Chestnuts.