Mont Blanc: the recipe for the sweet chestnuts par excellence

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Montblanc, the ricetta step by step to prepare it

Il Mont Blanc o Mont Blanc and the prescription of a pudding a basis of chestnuts; probably of French origin, however, it is also widespread in Piedmont and Lombardy. Autumn dessert par excellence it is also often served on the occasion of Christmas holidays.

La original mont blanc ricetta involves adding meringues between the dough, these can obviously also be omitted, for the decoration instead the whipped Cream which, in fact, recalls the snowy peak of the mountain. At your choice, then, you can garnish with dark chocolate o iced brown.



  • 600 grams of chestnuts (preferably brown)
  • 400 gr of milk
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 100 gr of brown sugar
  • 40 ml of rum
  • 250 grams of cocoa powder
  • 250 ml of fresh whipping cream
  • Preparation Time:
    90 minutes
  • Cooking time:
  • Rest time:
  • Dose:
    6 people to
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How to prepare Mont Blanc: procedure

  • lavare chestnuts, cut them with a knife and put them in a pot covered with water and cook for about half an hour,
  • Than we drain and clean them, removing the peel and inner film,
  • engrave lengthwise the vanilla bean and extract the seeds,
  • place chestnuts cleaned and boiled in a saucepan together with milk, sugar, vanilla bean and its seeds
  • and cook all over medium heat and stirring often for about twenty-five minutes.
  • Passed which pass the chestnuts first in a colander and then in the potato masher collecting them in a large bowl,
  • mix them now with cocoa and rum, cover with cling film and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes.
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  • transfer it in a piping bag with a star nozzle,
  • place now in the center of a serving dish a large curl of whipped cream,
  • put the chestnut mixture again in the potato masher and cover the curl of cream with the mixture, forming a mound,
  • decoration finally to taste with whipped cream and chopped chocolate or with marron glacè.
  • To preserve Mont Blanc in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

How to store Mont Blanc:

Mont Blanc can be stored in the refrigerator for two / three days as long as it is placed in special airtight containers.

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