Chestnuts in blankets with mustard
Bacon and chestnuts are a heavenly combo in this truly festive appetiser – it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
- Prepare15 mins
- Cook20 mins
- Total time35 mins
- 15 smoked streaky bacon rashers, each cut in 1/2
- 180g pouch Merchant Gourmet Whole Chestnuts
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Grey Poupon Wholegrain Mustard
- 1 tsp thyme leaves, plus extra to serve (optional)
Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark , and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Wrap each ½ rasher of bacon around a chestnut and secure with a cocktail stick or small skewer. Put on the prepared baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, mustard and thyme in a small bowl. Brush over the wrapped chestnuts and bake for a further 8-10 minutes until golden and sticky. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with the tray juices and scatter over extra thyme leaves, if liked. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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