Candied Chestnuts also known as marron glace or in Turkish kestane sekeri, is a special sweet made from chestnut. Best quality chestnuts are collected from Bursa city and made Best Quality Candied Chestnuts from Turkey’s most famous brands.
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About Marron Glace, Candied Chestnuts or Kestane Sekeri
Glace chestnuts is the mixture of sweet syrup and chestnuts. Candied chestnut is one of the most famous desserts of Turkey. It has a very useful feature also; it delays the feeling of hunger, as naturally. Due to its own natural sugar syrup, it is very sweet and is a source of energy.
How is Marron Glace made?
Candied Chestnut recipe is not an easy deal. Firstly chestnut’s hard outer shells should be peeled off with a knife. Then you should leave chestnuts in hot water for removing the hairy crust for before the self-separation. Filter the water and take chestnuts to another pot.
After that point, you may follow two types of construction: First type is made by boiling the chestnuts and dipping them into boiling syrup. Second type is placing raw chestnuts in a saucepan and pouring hot sugar on top of them. After, boiling them for about 30 minutes and continue on low heat for extra two hours.
After, left chestnuts for 1 day to cool and draw the sherbet thoroughly.
Next day, place them over a very low fire and make them boil a few more minutes until it is thoroughly absorbe the syrup.
In the end, take chestnuts away from the stove and let them cool to be ready to serve.