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The definition for Nesselrode Pie is – A rich frozen pudding made of chopped chestnuts and maraschino cherries and candied fruits and liqueur or rum. It was named after Count Nesselrode who was a prominent Russian diplomat in the middle of the 1800s. As you can see we do not use the chopped chestnuts. It is a great Christmas dessert.

Ingredients for Nesselrode Pie:

Method for Nesselrode Pie:

Soften gelatin in water and set aside. Beat egg yolks lightly in top of double boiler. Blend in sugar and milk. Cook 10 minutes over hot (not boiling) water until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin, mace and rum. Chill until mixture begins to thicken. Mix in candied fruit. Add salt to egg whites; beat until they stand in stiff peaks – fold into custard along with whipped cream. Turn into prepared pie crust. Chill. Just before serving garnish with additional whipped cream and candied cranberries.

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Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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