1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 cup chestnuts, boiled, peeled and chopped
½ vanilla bean, split
In a deep pan, stir together sugar and water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture is clear.
Stir in chestnuts and vanilla bean. Lower heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes,
until most of the
liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Puree chestnuts and sugar syrup in food processor until a paste is formed.
Spoon into a covered
container and either refrigerate or use immediately.