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marron

Pronunciation: [ma-ROHN glah-SAY]

Categories: Nuts

Marron is French for "chestnut." Marrons glacés are chestnuts that have been preserved in a sweet syrup. They can be found in jars or cans in most supermarkets and are quite expensive. They're eaten as a confection, chopped and used to top desserts such as ice cream and mixed fruit or used to make desserts such as the rich mont blanc.