Italian Chocolate-Chestnut Dessert

  • Yield: 12 servings


4ounces sweet cooking chocolate
1/2cup sweet (unsalted) butter, room temperature
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2cup canned chestnut creme
1cup whipped cream to top


  1. Melt chocolate in top part of double boiler over hot water. 
  2. Cream butter until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and chestnut creme.
  3. Beat in melted chocolate and beat until absolutely smooth.
  4. Line bottom of 8-inch layer-cake pan or pie pan with wax paper. Press mixture into pan. Chill.
  5. Unmold and remove wax paper. Decorate with whipped cream. Makes 12 servings.