Chocolate Chestnut Pavé

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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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Chestnut pavé is molded in a block shape like the paving stones that once lined the streets of Paris. For serving, it is sliced thinly and topped with whipped cream.


  • 3 lb/1.4 kg fresh chestnuts or 1 ½ lb/750


  1. Lightly grease the loaf pan, line the base with wax paper, and grease the paper. If using fresh chestnuts, peel them, and put them in a saucepan with the vanilla bean, if using. Add enough water to cover, cover the pan and simmer until the nuts are tender, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the ½