Classic Mont Blanc Pastry (Chestnut Cream Meringue)

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  • Cooking and Prep: 4 h
  • Serves: 8
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This famous French pastry is wildly popular all winter long. See how it looks like a snow-covered hill? The homemade shortbread tart crust is filled with cream, topped with a meringue, and finished off with chestnut cream.

 

Watch as Sarah puts it all together and makes it look effortless on Sarah's Patisserie!

Ingredients (26)

Special Equipment

Diplomat Cream

Meringue

Shortbread Pastry

Chestnut Cream

For Garnish

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Prepare the Diplomat Cream

  1. First, prepare Creme Patisserie (pastry cream). Follow the directions here.

  2. To make Diplomat Cream, combine equal parts creme patisserie and whipped topping.

Prepare the Meringue

  1. Follow the directions here to prepare meringues. Using a piping bag with a large tip, pipe a large flat spiral that will fit comfortably inside your shortbread pastry (recipe follows).

  2. Bake at 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius) for two and a half to three hours.

     

Prepare the Shortbread Pastry

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough paddle, add flour, confectioners’ sugar, margarine, and almond flour. Mix together at low speed until a texture like sand is obtained. While the machine is running, add the eggs. Mix until incorporated. Chill dough in the fridge for two hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 285 degrees Fahrenheit (140 degrees Celsius).

  3. Roll out dough with a rolling pin and fit to a greased, nine-inch tart shell ring mold. Prick holes in the dough and trim excess dough with a knife before baking for a clean edge.

  4. Bake 25 minutes. Cool.

Prepare the Chestnut Cream

  1. By hand, mix the puree, the paste, and the chestnut cream. Transfer to the mixer and add the honey and the liquid soy cream, then the margarine.

  2. Mix until you get a homogeneous texture.

Cake Assembly

  1. Generously mound the diplomat cream on the bottom of the pie.

  2. Gently place a crunchy meringue in the middle.

  3. Then, using a piping bag fitted with a nine-hole tip, generously pipe the chestnut cream around and over the meringue, covering it completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.



  • Neima

    it’s very nice but are u from france
    Posted by Neima |December 26, 2021
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    D. Schiff
    Yes she is from France. It’s mentioned in her bio & I think she mentions it in her video introductions.
    Posted by D. Scchiff|December 26, 2021
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  • Neima

    so cite
    Posted by Neima |2021-12-26 11:39:21
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  • Neima

    hi
    Posted by Neima |December 26, 2021
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  • bruchie oberlander

    are the chestnut puree, paste and cream ou? do they need a hashgacha altogether?
    Posted by bruchie12345678 |2021-12-13 23:01:31
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    They are available with a French hashgacha. Please ask your own Rabbi about the certification.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|December 23, 2021
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  • Carine

    Posted by Carine |2021-12-09 18:06:12
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  • Carine

    Sarah! Tu es de retour!!!!!!! Je suis très contente de te revoir!!
    Posted by Carine |2021-12-09 18:07:21
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  • Neima

    so cite
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  • bruchie oberlander

    are the chestnut puree, paste and cream ou? do they need a hashgacha altogether?
    Posted by bruchie12345678 |2021-12-13 23:01:31
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    They are available with a French hashgacha. Please ask your own Rabbi about the certification.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|December 23, 2021
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  • Carine

    Sarah! Tu es de retour!!!!!!! Je suis très contente de te revoir!!
    Posted by Carine |2021-12-09 18:07:21
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  • Neima

    it’s very nice but are u from france
    Posted by Neima |December 26, 2021
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    D. Schiff
    Yes she is from France. It’s mentioned in her bio & I think she mentions it in her video introductions.
    Posted by D. Scchiff|December 26, 2021
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    hi
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