mont blanc

Pronunciation: [mawh<em>n</em> BLAH<em>N</em>]

A classic dessert of sweetened, pureed chesnuts subtly flavored with vanilla. The mixture is riced and mounded into a high, fluffy mountain on a platter. This sweet alp is capped with whipped cream or crème chantilly. Mont Blanc ("white mountain") is a peak in the French Alps near the Italian border.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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