July 14, 2017


Add a Sweet Touch with Chestnut Jam by Bonne Maman

French Chestnut Jam

Bonne Maman is a French company that produces a variety of delicious preserves and jellies using simple and pure ingredients. By far, one of their most beloved products is their Chestnut Jam. It’s made with chestnut puree, cane sugar, and vanilla for a sweet taste with a rich texture that is ideal for spreading on toast or blending into desserts for an elevated flavor.

 French Chestnuts

Photo by: Randi Hausken via: freeforcommercialuse.org

The name Bonne Maman literally translates to “grandmother,” an apt symbol of the time-honored means of carefully crafting this delicious preserve. This distinctive preserve is made with non-GMO ingredients. You’ll find no artificial coloring, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. The beautiful taste comes from the simplicity of this creation, which is made the same way it has been since the beginning.

Try this recipe for French crepes with Chestnut Jam! 

Authentic French Crepes


1C Francine Wheat Flour

2T French Vanilla Sugar

Chestnut Jam (approximately 2T for each crepe)

4 eggs, beaten lightly

1 1/3C milk

¼ tsp salt

2T butter, melted

1T butter, for greasing pan

Optional, powdered sugar and berries for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour and eggs. Add milk, salt, sugar and butter. Continue to whisk until smooth.
  2. Grease a 10-inch pan with butter and bring to medium heat. Pour 1/4C of batter for each crepe. Slightly tilt the pan so it spreads evenly.
  3. Cook the first side for approximately 4 minutes, be sure not to turn the heat up too high. Cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  4. Slide crepe carefully onto a plate. Spread with 2T of chestnut jam.
  5. Garnish with powdered sugar and berries. Indulge!

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