Nesselrode pie is one of those recipes that is no longer available in bakeries or restaurants. Count Nesselrode was a 19th-century Russian diplomat who lived and dined quite lavishly. As a result, he had a number of rich dishes dedicated to him by chefs. The most famous is Nesselrode pudding, developed by his head chef Mouy. It consists of cream-enriched custard mixed with chopped chestnuts or chestnut puree, candied fruits, currants, and raisins. This elegant mixture is often frozen, or made into a pie or dessert sauce. Other dishes named after the Count include a game soup and a braised sweetbread dish, but none gained the same fame as the Nesselrode pudding. From Recipe Cottage. Cooking time is chilling time.