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More fully "Nesselrode cream", "Nesselrode pie", "Nesselrode pudding". An iced dessert made with chestnuts, cream, preserved fruits, etc., and frequently flavoured with rum.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Barham (1788–1845), writer and Church of England clergyman. From the name of Karl-Robert Vasil′evič Nessel′rode, Russian statesman, for whom the dish is said to have been invented by a French chef.
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