Mont Blanc Dessert


This classic French Mont blanc dessert is a delicious meringue topped with vanilla cream and sweet chestnut. An amazing combination!

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Mont blanc dessert
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-12-19, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 2 hours 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 31-12-2022

2 hours 30 minutes 12 people Desserts
Mont blanc dessert


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  • 250 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanille extract
  • 200 gram sweetened chestnut paste

Ingredients meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • few drops of lemon juice
Mont blanc dessert ingredients
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  • standmixer
  • paper kitchen towel
  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper
  • 3 piping-bags without nozzles
  • spoon
  • silicone spatula

Mont Blanc Dessert

2 hours 30 minutes 12 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 2 hours + 10 minutes

This is the most important step: make sure your mixing bowl is fat-free and clean. De-grease by using a little bit of lemon juice and a paper towel. The reason for this is that you won't be able to beat the egg whites in a greasy mixing bowl.

Pour two egg whites into the mixing bowl and whisk at medium speed. The protein is stiff enough when you can hold the mixing bowl upside down without the protein falling out of it.

Now turn the mixer up to the highest setting, gradually pour the sugar into the beaten egg whites. Don't dump it all at once. Then also add cornstarch and vinegar. Mix for about 6 to 7 minutes on the highest settings. Then stop the machine.

Take some of the mixture between your thumb and forefinger and rub. It's done when it feels velvety and it looks kind of glossy. Preheat the oven to 110 degrees celsius or 230 degrees fahrenheit.  

Add the egg whites to a piping bag without a nozzle and create rounds on the parchment paper. Bake them in the oven for about an hour, open the oven door slightly and let the meringues dry out for another hour.  

Making of Mont blanc dessert
Making of Mont blanc dessert

Finishing the Mont blanc dessert -- 20 minutes

Beat 200 ml heavy cream along with powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add to a piping bag without a nozzle. Then also beat the remaining 50 ml heavy cream. Add the sweet chestnut paste to the 50 ml cream and also add it to a piping bag without a nozzle.  

Mont blanc dessert
Mont blanc dessert

If you're not planning to serve the pastries immediately, it's best to wait to put the ingredients together. Otherwise, the meringues will become soft, so keep them in an airtight container until you're ready to serve them.

Add a layer of vanilla cream onto the meringue, you can use a spatula to coat it some more but that's optional. Finish with chestnut paste, to do this you cut a small tip off the piping bag and make circles on top of the cream so it looks like a mountain (mont in french).

Right before serving you add a bit of powdered sugar on top so it looks like there's snow on top (blanc). Enjoy!

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