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Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée

mont blanc pavlova

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A Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée, which is perfect at Christmas or any time of the year! An easy chocolate pavlova recipe which is a delicious twist on a Mont Blanc dessert. A great recipe using sweetened chestnut purée.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a stand mixer until they have tripled in volume and stiff peaks have formed.
  3. Slowly whisk in the sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Add the cornflour, vinegar and cocoa.
  5. Mix until everything is combined thoroughly.
  6. Gently fold through the chopped chocolate.
  7. Place a sheet of baking paper onto a baking sheet.
  8. Dollop the pavlova mixture onto the baking paper.
  9. Use a spatula to smooth the mixture into a round shape, and flatten the top of the pavlova.
  10. Place the pavlova into the oven.
  11. Immediately turn the temperature down to 150°C (300°F).
  12. Bake the pavlova for 1 hour.
  13. After 1 hour, turn off the oven but do not open the oven door.
  14. Leave the pavlova to cool completely in the oven with the door closed.
  15. Assemble the pavlova just before serving.
  16. Whisk the cream until it is thick and soft.
  17. Spread the sweetened chestnut cream over the pavlova.
  18. Top with the whipped cream.
  19. Grate the chocolate over the cream.

Kitchen Notes

The pavlova should be assembled just prior to serving, so that it remains crisp for as long as possible.

As the pavlova needs time to cool down completely in the oven, I often make the pavlova the night before serving, and leave it to cool in the oven overnight. If you don’t need to use the oven during the day, you can also make it first thing in the morning, ready to be served later that evening.

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.