What is Chestnut Spread and why is everyone going crazy for it?

Chestnut Spread

An ingredient of many names, this Chestnut creation is spreading in popularity like wildfire. Whether you call it Chestnut Spread, Chestnut Jam, or Chestnut Puree, one thing remains the same: it is delicious. When talking about Chestnut Spread, one cannot skip talking about Clement Faugier, the master innovator of this sweet, nutty treat. In the South of France, Faugier started a business that was dedicated to the Ardeche French specialty; sweet chestnuts. Made with chestnuts, sugar, and vanilla, Faugier created a Chestnut Spread that is both sweet and earthy.


This French classic has been around for over 130 years and is irresistible. Chestnut Spread can be used in a countless number of ways. You can basically incorporate it into any breakfast or dessert. The most common ways to use Chestnut Spread are on toast, pancakes, filling crepes, mixing it into yogurt or ice cream, or adding to baked goods. Try Clement Faugier Chestnut Spread Puree de Marrons in this delightful recipe for Chestnut Spread Sauce.

Ice Cream with Chestnut Spread Sauce


1 ¼ Cup Clement Faugier Chestnut Spread Puree de Marrons

½ Cup Heavy Cream

1/8 Tsp. Salt



Add Clement Faugier Chestnut Spread Puree de Marrons, heavy cream, and salt to a small saucepan on medium-low heat.

Whisk the ingredients until it begins to thicken or until you reach the consistency that you desire.

Once finished, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Drizzle this Chestnut Spread Sauce over ice cream, cakes, or cupcakes!

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Becky from Yummy Bazaar

Becky from Yummy Bazaar

You should definitely give it a try, Carey! It is delicious! See, it’s a sign you have to try that recipe! :)

Carey Ye

Carey Ye

I always crave for chestnut, especially roasted chestnut. However, chestnut spread is new to me. I have to give it a try. I also noticed that the bowl in the picture is the same as the one I have at home!

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