Nutella Pie

posted Jun 19, 2014, 6:42 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 6:42 PM by JolieT 72 ]
Nutella Pie










Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups finely ground chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 5 to 8 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
For the filling
  • 2 cups Nutella
  • 1-1/2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
For the topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Crumble the cookies into the work bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. Alternatively, you can put them in a bag and whack them with a rolling pin until finely crushed. Pour the butter into the crumbs and mix (hands are best for this) until the butter is fully incorporated and the texture is that of wet sand. Firmly press the crumbs against the sides of a 9-inch pie pan, then against the bottom of the pan (the underside of a measuring cup works well for smoothing the bottom crust). Chill the crust for at least 15 minutes to help prevent it from crumbling when serving.
  3. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove it and allow it to cool before filling.

  4. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the Nutella, mascarpone, and salt until light and fluffy. Spread the filling into the pie shell, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Top the pie with the chopped nuts, slice the pie, and serve.
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