nutella cream pie*

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! This stuff is truly the definition of AMAZING!  I cannot believe that I lived without ever trying Nutella until a mere couple weeks ago. There are so many awesome recipes that I have been missing out on, and I think this one is a prime example of the incredible things that could be made!! We are doing the biggest loser at work and I don't know why I am voluntarily making irresistible goodies like this, but I don't regret it. It is another one of those things that have changed my life!! For those of you that aren't huge Nutella fans, you will still like this I promise! It is so rich, creamy, fluffy, crunchy, chocolatey, AMAZING! I could go on forever about this dessert because it really is THAT GOOD!


Nutella Cream Pie
from Gingerbread Bagels

Crust

1 package Oreo cookies
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


Nutella Cream Filling

4 ounces cream cheese, softened (1/2 block of cream cheese)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy whipped cream


Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


To make the crust:

Grind the Oreo cookies in the food processor. Put the crumbs in a large bowl and add the sugar. Mix everything together. Pour in the melted sugar and stir to coat all of the cookie crumbs.
Put the crumbs in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate (I obviously did mine in a huge cookie sheet, because I made it for all of the students). Press the crumbs into the side of the pie plate and then into the bottom. Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


Once the crust is done baking, cool completely on a cooling rack. DO NOT pour in the Nutella cream filling until the crust has completely cooled.


To make the filling:

In a large mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, (a handheld mixer works fine) mix together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then add in the Nutella and milk. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. Pour the Nutella mixture into a bowl and refrigerate while you make the whipped cream.


To make the whipped cream:

In a large mixing bowl with the whisk attachment, (a handheld mixer works too), pour in 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and mix on high speed. Slowly add in 3 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whip until stiff peaks form (until the whipped cream is firm)


To assemble the pie:

Add 1 cup of whipped cream (you can use Cool Whip, or whip your own - which is my suggestion) to the Nutella mixture. Fold the ingredients together.


Pour the Nutella Cream Filling into the cooled pie crust.


Place in the freezer until the filling is firm. It will take a while to firm up, don’t worry. Once the pie is firm, cut into slices and enjoy!

If you like, top with the remaining whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


How amazing does that look?? I beg you to make this for your sweetie on Valentines! It would be the perfect dessert and I promise they will LOVE it!!! Let me know how it goes :)

-alyssa*

3 comments:

Randy said...
February 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

It was FANTASTIC! Did you use coolwhip? I loved it and know my family will too. Sooooo yummy!

alyssa* said...
February 2, 2011 at 6:02 AM

Yay I'm glad you liked it! No, we made our own with some heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Same for the topping :)

bon said...
February 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Alyssa, couldn't wait for Valentines to make this! It. Was. *FABULOUS!* We're definitely fans at our house!! :D

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