I too used this recipe to make the puree to add to the chestnut spinach and blue cheese en croute. It worked really well.
Perfect for my Christmas recipe I am a frsitr timer at this chestnut thing. An Ozzie liviing in Scotland. Made the mistake of making a sweet puree, and had just enough chestnuts to make this savoury one for a 'Spinach, Chestnut and Blue Cheese en croute, for Christmas lunch on Thursday. (The leeks are cooking as I write!) By the way, 8oz of freshly roasted chestnuts makes about 1 lb of puree using this recipe.Thank you so much! The family will be most impressed! Pros: Not too much lquid required (or wasted!) Great texture Cons: Who enjoys peeling chestnuts?! I didn't have a jar!