Nutella Pie

Hap-pie pi day, friends! Hope your day has been filled with lots of pie (sweet, savory, pizza…whatever floats your boat).

No shame: I had pizza for lunch and dinner, plus pie for dessert.

In honor of Pi Day I have a new *delicious* recipe. But first…there’s some Nutella controversy out there, so let me start with this: I have no illusions that Nutella is “healthy.”

But it’s delicious.

So YOLO, I’m eating it. And I’m eating it in this delicious pie because it tastes good on everything.

Now that we have that cleared up…on to the pie.

It’s surprisingly easy, aside from blind baking the crust—that always makes me nervous. But the braided crust held up really well, so I’m sending you positive blind baking vibes. I have faith in you! Here are helpful some tips as well: How to Blind Bake a Pie Crust.

All you need for the filling is Nutella, eggs, cream, and flour. Easy peasy.

Since the Nutella is rich (and delicious), I served it with ice cream…which is always a great idea.

I’m a huge fan of hazelnuts so I added a few roasted nuts on top, but it’s totally optional.

Enjoy.

Nutella Pie

Ingredients

1 prepared single all-butter crust
14 oz Nutella
3 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
14oz half & half
1 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tbsp hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Directions

Make the crust: Roll out your prepared single pie crust, arrange in your pie pan, and trim the excess edge. Fold under the remaining edges, and crimp the crust as you wish (or add a braid!). Freeze the crust for at least 20 minutes.

Blind bake the crust: Preheat to 400 degrees and position a rack in the lower third of your oven. Place the frozen crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Line the crust with tightly with foil and fill with pie weights or dry beans.

Bake your crust for 25 minutes, then remove the weights and foil and return to oven until the bottom is dry and lightly golden—about 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.

Prep the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together Nutella, eggs, egg yolks, and half & half until smooth. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour with 1/4 cup of the Nutella mixture until smooth. Stir into the larger Nutella mixture to thicken.

Using a fine mesh sieve, strain into the cooled pie crust. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until the edges are set but there is still a gentle wobble in the middle.

Cool to room temperature before slicing and serving. This pie is delicious at room temperature or refrigerated. Top with ice cream if you so desire!

Published by Alex

Food-loving, adventure-seeking, pun-enthusiast

7 thoughts on “Nutella Pie

  1. Vickie Heyward – I'm a Mum of 2 (3 if you count the son in law to be?) I was a partner, best friend and a lover to someone once. In my head I still am. He decided to go and die on me though. Please don't run away- it's not catching! Anyway I am a fan of baking and am hoping that writing about my loss and life and the things I make will be somewhat helpful to people and therapy for me (I cant afford to go private for gods sake!) I swear a lot, I think I have earned the right, considering. I also have a really strange and positive outlook on life. This can bite me on the arse sometimes, but I am older and hopefully wiser now. I hope you enjoy reading the recipes and I also add a bit of seriousness every now and then too. Well, I have to get the meandering and sometimes depressing thoughts out somewhere and that is why I started this blog. That and the fact someone told me to give it a go and I am easily swayed on most things!
    Vickie Heyward says:

    I love that braiding round the edge and will have to try that!!

  2. Gail’s Snapshotsincursive – Indiana – Life is full of fascinating moments. Being a good listener can help you see the world through the eyes of others. It not only enriches your understanding, but provides a deeper level of connection. I find that one sentence can tell an intriguing story.
    Snapshotsincursive says:

    Ineffably sublime.

  3. Liz – Owner of deLizious Food Communications. Projects include recipe development, editing, and formatting; food writing and editing; nutrition analysis; public speaking and cooking instruction. Past and present clients: General Mills, Green Giant Fresh, Hormel, Minnesota Beef Council, Minnesota Soybean, Minnesota Pork Producers, Norwood Promotional Products, Pillsbury, Tad Ware, and Weight Watchers Publishing. Mother of two young girls.
    Liz says:

    What a fun post! Great spot you have here 🙂 And your chalkboard Nutella “philosophy” cracks me up. I share that sentiment for sure. My 15-year-old goes so far as to put her name on her own small jars as she doesn’t trust there will be any left if I get my hands on it. Curious if you’ve tried a Nutella-swirled pound cake? Found it online years ago and can only make it once a year as it’s completely irresistible. I’m guessing this is the recipe – from Food & Wine: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/nutella-swirl-pound-cake

    Anyway, just wanted to thank you for coming by to enjoy food for fun’s Lane Cake with me. Meant to open with that, but your Nutella Pie got me all flustered 😉 Great blog!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Glad to hear you’re a fellow Nutella lover. I’ve never tried a Nutella-swirled pound cake, but obviously it looks delicious. 🙂

  4. Gloria W. – Hey there! I'm Gloria and my blog is for busy home chefs! Through this blog, I will try to make home cooking seem easy, enjoyable, and seamless. It is full of strategies geared toward everyday foods with everyday ingredients! Happy cooking!
    Gloria W. says:

    Nice pie

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