Nutella Pie

I usually hesitate to emphasize a short ingredient list when one or more of the ingredients is a prepared product. But, when the products in question are some of my go-to favorites, I cut myself some slack. So, I’m very happy to tell you that this gorgeous pie is made with just five ingredients!

One of those ingredients is Nutella. I discovered Nutella several years ago and was instantly smitten. Since then, I’ve used it in all sorts of ways. But, this pie may very well be the simplest, quickest way I’ve ever made a Nutella dessert.

Love Nutella? Then you'll just adore this simple, delicious Nutella Pie! - Bake or Break

It all starts with a basic chocolate cookie crust. Then, there’s the filling. An amazingly simple filling made from Nutella, mascarpone, and just a bit of salt. It comes together so quickly. And, if you measure everything my weight, you’ll only have a few things to clean up afterwards. You’ll spend far more time waiting on the pie to chill than you will in making it.

The mascarpone is an absolutely delicious companion to Nutella. Mascarpone has a sweeter flavor and softer texture than cream cheese. It’s actually not a cheese at all, but rather is essentially a thickened cream.

This recipe comes to us from First Prize Pies, a lovely cookbook I recently procured for myself. The author describes this pie as the kind of dessert that will make you quite popular with your friends. I agree, although I confess that Quinn and I selfishly and happily kept this one all to ourselves.

Nutella Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Nutella Pie

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (175g) chocolate wafer crumbs*
  • 6 tablespoons (84g) unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch salt
  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups (270g) Nutella
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (338g) mascarpone
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • about 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Instructions

To make the crust:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine cookie crumbs, butter, and salt until well-mixed. Press crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan.

Bake 10 minutes. Set pie pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the filling:

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat Nutella, mascarpone, and salt until light and fluffy.

Spread filling into cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Top pie with hazelnuts before serving.

Notes

*I used Nabisco's Chocolate Wafers.

Recipe slightly adapted from First Prize Pies.

http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2014/05/nutella-pie/

If you like Nutella Pie, click here for more desserts featuring that luscious chocolate-hazelnut spread.

18 Comments

  1. I like Nutella! Your recipe sounds easy and delicious!
    I pinned to my Dessert Board.

  2. HI, this looks delicious, making this for sure, my daughter loves Nutella. Thanks

  3. Kathy May 13, 2014 Reply

    We love Nutella! And I wouldn’t share this pie either!

  4. I just discovered Nutella a couple of years ago too! Looking back, I feel like I was deprived in my earlier years from it but in any case, maybe it’s a good thing because it’s quite addicting. Your pie looks great! So rich and creamy, just the way I like it.

  5. vanillasugarblog May 13, 2014 Reply

    now this my kind of pie.
    marscapone + nutella= a heavenly combo!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is the pie of my dreams!

  7. fantabulous! I love how luscious and silky and dreamy the filling is-hooooorayyyy Nutella!!!!

  8. Mir May 15, 2014 Reply

    Beautiful pie! I have Nutella on the brain this week, so this is perfect!

  9. Joanne May 15, 2014 Reply

    One should never apologize for nutella! This pie is fantastic.

  10. Only 5 ingredients and you made the crust too. That’s pretty impressive.

  11. stace May 17, 2014 Reply

    Just whipped this up & it’s now chilling in the fridge but I already know how amazing it tastes lol c’mon, I know you guys would taste from the bowl too :)

  12. Laura May 19, 2014 Reply

    Made this yesterday, but since a $9 carton of mascarpone was not in my budget I substituted cream cheese instead. We loved it!

  13. Can I please face plant into that pie? I mean, COME ON!!!

  14. Rachel May 26, 2014 Reply

    I’m a from-scratch kinda girl too, but THIS. PIE. LOOKS. AMAZING.

    It was great to meet you at the NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale a few weeks ago!! Nice to have a fellow midwesterner to chat food with.

    Hope to sell next you to again soon!

  15. Rebecca May 26, 2014 Reply

    Made this tonight and my son said it reminded him of The Cheesecake Factory! It WAS, really good.

  16. Wow this looks like what my dreams are made of and I love how simple it is!

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