Composta di Castagne, also known as Chestnut Jam, is a traditional Italian delicacy that can be found in the Marche region of Italy. This sweet and flavorful jam is made from chestnuts, sugar, and sometimes a hint of lemon zest. It is a popular treat during the autumn season when chestnuts are harvested.

In the Marche region, Composta di Castagne can be found in various towns and communes. One of the places where you can find this delicious jam is in the town of Serra San Quirico. Here, you can visit local stores like “La Bottega delle Delizie” or “Antica Drogheria Marchigiana” to purchase a jar of Composta di Castagne.

Another town where you can find this delicacy is Cingoli. In Cingoli, you can visit the store “La Dispensa di Cingoli” to find a selection of local products, including Composta di Castagne.

Here is a simple recipe to make Composta di Castagne at home:

Ingredients:
– 1 kg of chestnuts
– 500 g of sugar
– Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions:
1. Make a small incision on each chestnut and boil them for about 10 minutes. Peel the chestnuts while they are still warm.
2. In a large pot, combine the peeled chestnuts, sugar, and lemon zest. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and reaches a jam-like consistency.
3. Remove from heat and let it cool. Transfer the jam into sterilized jars and seal them tightly.

Composta di Castagne has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and high-quality ingredients. The specifications for Composta di Castagne include using only locally sourced chestnuts and traditional cooking techniques.

Sources:
– “Composta di Castagne” – www.marche.it/composta-di-castagne
– “Traditional Agri-Food Products of Marche” – www.marche.it/traditional-agri-food-products