Nutella and Chocolate Pie Recipe

I made this Nutella and Chocolate Pie Recipe for my daughter’s birthday party but it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day too! These mini pie cups are filled with Nutella mousse and topped with chocolate curls.

Chocolate Pie RecipeMy daughter, Vanessa, was finally able to have her birthday party last weekend. She had her birthday party all planned with everyone invited and then had to cancel because we had the stomach flu in our house. She was disappointed, of course, but she was very gracious about it and knew that she could have her party another weekend. Her original plan was to have me buy an ice cream cake. But then I made these mini Nutella and Chocolate Pies and she decided to have these instead!

Mini Pie CupsThe girls were all very impressed and said they were delicious. I even had enough that I was able to send one home with my friend when she dropped her daughters off at the party.

How To Make Pie CupsTo make these Nutella and Chocolate Pies, I made mini pie crust cups. I got the idea from these Banana Cream Pies. Take 2 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts and unroll them on a silicon mat. Cut out large circles using a scalloped cookie cutter or even a small bowl. My cookie cutter was 5 inches wide. I had to knead and re-roll the scraps to get 6 out of each crust. Put the crusts in greased muffin tins, leaving an empty space between crusts. Press them into the bottom and on the sides. Ruffle and then flatten the tops so they lay flat. Prick the bottoms with a fork. Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Nutella Cheesecake RecipeThe filling for these pies is the same as the filling I used in this Nutella Chocolate Torte. To make the filling, beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add Nutella, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in a container of whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Once the pie crust cups are cooled and ready to be filled, spoon Nutella mousse into a pastry bag and pipe mousse into the pie crust cups.

Drizzle with melted chocolate chips and top with chocolate curls. Make chocolate curls by softening a extra large Hershey’s bar in the microwave for a few seconds. Then, use a vegetable peeler, held at an angle, to make the curls along the edge of the chocolate bar. I used a spoon to gently drop the chocolate curls on the pies.

Nutella Mousse Pie RecipeSince the birthday party was a sleepover, my weekend was full of happy, giggling girls. It was bittersweet for me. As they sat around the family room talking up a storm, I was brought back to the times when Christine had all of her girlfriends around the house. Sure, things were busy, the house got messy, no one got enough sleep, more food was consumed than I imagined and it took time and effort BUT I can’t even tell you how fast that time went by. Now, Christine and her friends are graduating, moving out and starting their lives away from mom and dad. So, I spent the weekend, cherishing the time with Vanessa and her friends because I know, in the blink of an eye, they too will be all grown up.

Nutella and Chocolate Pie Recipe

Nutella and Chocolate Pie Recipe

Ingredients

    Mini Pie Crust Cups:
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Nutella Mousse:
  • 4 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz container whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 extra large Hershey's chocolate bar

Instructions

    Mini Pie Crust Cups:
  1. Unroll pie crusts on a silicon mat and cut out large circles using a scalloped cookie cutter or even a small bowl. My cookie cutter was 5 inches wide. I had to knead and re-roll the scraps to get 6 out of each crust.
  2. Put the crusts in greased muffin tins, leaving an empty space between crusts. Press them into the bottom and on the sides. Ruffle and then flatten the tops so they lay flat. Prick the bottoms with a fork.
  3. Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Nutella Mousse:
  6. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  7. Add Nutella, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  8. Fold in the container of whipped topping.
  9. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  10. Assembly:
  11. Once the pie crust cups are cooled and ready to be filled, spoon Nutella mousse into a pastry bag and pipe mousse into the pie crust cups.
  12. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips and top with chocolate curls.
  13. Make chocolate curls by softening the Hershey’s bar in the microwave for a few seconds. Then, use a vegetable peeler, held at an angle, to make the curls along the edge of the chocolate bar.
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Here are a few more Nutella recipes to try:

Nutella and Chocolate Torte RecipeNutella and Chocolate Torte

Nutella Mousse CupsNutella Mousse Cups

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars Recipe Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars Recipe

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Comments

  1. Making Valentine’s for my sons preschool and wanting to do these for the teachers can you fill them a couple days in advance and just keep them in the fridge

  2. *good

  3. i was wondering if this would be god with maybe peanut butter or a chocolate spread since i dont like nutella. Thoughts?

  4. Okay not only do these sound tasty but they look gorgeous!!

  5. These look SO amazing and I’m a total freak for Nutella – definitely going to make these soon and have pinned your post here for future reference:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/191332684143381000/

    Can’t wait to see more of your gorgeous recipes!

  6. This is just what my daughter wanted! I wonder if the filling recipe is the same if I use a whole pie crust. I have one I already baked and wanted to make this pie. Will try it tomorrow! Thanks so much!

  7. I just stumbled upon this recipe… Love your blog and nutella! Pinned it :)

  8. These are just beautiful! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and getting your Nutella fix :)

  9. This looks fantastic toni a. would love to try this dessert for valentines day :)

  10. Cindy Mooney says:

    Those look wonderful. I love Nutella! Can’t eait to try them.

  11. Seriously, Tonia….all of your desserts make me drool!! Good thing we don’t live closer or I would be knocking on your door…a LOT!!

  12. Not only are these truly stunning, but they look seriously delicious! I LOVE the scalloped edges of the pie crust — such a cute little detail that totally elevates the appearance of this already-beautiful pie!

  13. These are just stunning Tonia! Every aspect of these little pies is just absolute perfection!

  14. Can you plan my birthday and make me some treats like this! The look to die for! I’m not to far away ;)

  15. Looking so YUM. I love this Chocolate pie. This is amazing.

  16. No fun having to cancel a planned birthday party especially with the flu! Hope you all are feeling better now. I love how cute you made these little pies filled with all the sweetness! Have a most fabulous day, Tonia!

  17. These are adorable! I wish I didn’t gorge on Nutella spoons last night because there would be some left to make this!

  18. These are gorgeous!

  19. Oh. my. goodness. These look absolutely incredible!!! You have one lucky daughter!

  20. These mini pie cups are absolutely adorable! I could just gobble up ten of these in the blink of an eye!

  21. So stunning!! Like, WOW.

  22. Those are incredible looking!!! And I absolutely love the fun scalloped edges you gave them! What a fun party treat to have for a sleepover. You and I both have Nutella on the brain…I have a pie going up tomorrow too :-) Love it!

  23. Not only do these look delicious, I’m obsessed with your pictures! You’re an amazing photographer. :)

  24. Oh my goodness gracious that looks absolutely incredible! Totally bookmarking and trying :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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