America's Best Gluten-Free Desserts
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The classic Mont Blanc is a decadent mountain of chestnut puree strands, topped with whipped cream to resemble its snow-capped namesake in the Alps. For her version, pastry chef Dana Cree evokes a whole mountain range with vanilla meringue, poached pears, and chunks of a fudgy, complexly flavored cake made with chestnut flour, hazelnut oil and white wine. She tops the plate with vanilla cream and finishes it by pouring in a lake of caramel-chestnut hot chocolate, which she makes with Valrhona’s Caramélia caramel-chocolate couverture.