Sunday, March 7, 2010

Just had to share... Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Hello there readers!

I've decided to implement a new feature on my blog. Normally, and in the past, I know I've only tended to share my recipes, or those that I've prepared myself. Starting today, I'll be beginning a weekly feature on my blog called "Just had to share," where I'll feature a recipe of someone else's that I've come across recently. I'll also be taking suggestions from you if you have a recipes you think belong on here!

For the inaugural post of this feature... I present to you Chocolate Hazelnut Pie. I found this recipe in the most recent issue of Family Circle magazine (it can be found here, and literally made it the day after I found it. It is spectacular and delicious and couldn't be simpler. It has a light but creamy filling that is somewhat like chocolate cheesecake, and every bit as delicious. Here it is, in all its glory, my first "Just had to share" post...

Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts (chopped)
1 prepared chocolate pie crust
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325. In large bowl, combine Nutella, cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat for 3 minutes or until well combined. Add egg and 1/4 cup hazelnuts and beat until blended. Pour into prepared pie crust and spread evenly.

Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes or until center begins to set. Remove pie from oven and cool completely on a wire rack or in refrigerator.

Once pie has cooled, beat sugar, vanilla and heavy cream on high speed until medium peaks form. Spread over top of the pie and sprinkle with remaining hazelnuts and mini chocolate chips.



Deidra said...

Omg that sounds amazing!! Love hazelnuts!

Amy said...

I have to say, it's wonderful! It's been hard to stay away knowing its in my fridge!

Gail said...

Yummmm! This sounds really delicious and seems very simple to make. Definitely not for the diet conscious though... I'm so glad you did share this recipe!

Amy said...

Hi Gail -- no, it's definitely just for an occasional treat! :) Thanks for your comment!

Travis said...

GREAT pie.. made it last night and with a cup of espresso, everyone loved it!!