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Chocolate Chestnut Pot Du Crème


1 cup chopped chestnuts, or 1 14-ounce can chestnut purée

1 cup sour cream

8 egg yolks

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1 quart heavy whipping cream

1 pound chopped dark chocolate


  1. Mix chestnut purée and sour cream using a food processor or mixer.
  2. Whisk egg yolks and vanilla into chestnut purée and sour cream mixture.
  3. Bring heavy whipping cream to a boil.
  4. Whisk in chocolate. Continue to boil until smooth (approximately 2 minutes).
  5. Temper chocolate and sour cream mixtures by slowly combining hot mixture to cool chestnut mixture.
  6. Pour into cups or bowls and chill until it sets.
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