450g/1lb fresh chestnuts
25g/1oz/2 tbsp butter
2 onions, finely chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
340g/12oz/6 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
salt and ground black pepper
1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
2 Make a small incision in each chestnut. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Peel when cool, then simmer in a pan of salted water for 20 minutes. Drain and chop.
3 Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over a low heat and fry the onions until soft. Remove from the heat, stir in the chestnuts, apple, breadcrumbs, sage and seasoning. Set aside to cool.
4 When cold, use to stuff a 4.5kg/10lb turkey.