These Mini Nutella Pies are filled with luscious Nutella mousse, drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with pretty chocolate curls. The scalloped edged mini pie crusts add an element of fun.
Pies are fun no matter the type but there’s something about the mini size or the individual serving size that makes them a little more special. When I was a teenager, I used to request French silk pie instead of cake for my birthday.
My kids typically want a non-traditional cake for their parties as well. We’ve had ice cream cakes, dirt cakes, ooey gooey bars, and now these Mini Nutella Pies.
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Where is the Mini Nutella Pies recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the pies, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Mini Nutella Pies:
Step One: Pie Crust Cups
Unroll a pie crust on a silicone mat. Cut out large circles using a scalloped cookie cutter or even a small bowl. I used store-bought premade crusts but homemade will work as well.
To make scalloped pie crust cups I use my flower shaped cookie cutter is 5 inches wide. I re-rolled the scraps to get six flower shapes out of each pie crust
I got the idea for the Mini Nutella Pies from these Banana Cream Pies from the Duluth Grill.
Put six crusts in greased muffin tin cavities, 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° for 8-10 minutes.
Step Two: Nutella Mousse
The filling for these Mini Nutella 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, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Fold in a container of whipped topping (Cool Whip) or use three cups of whipped cream. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Step Three: Filling and Garnishing
As soon as the pie crust cups are cooled, they are ready to be filled with Nutella mousse. Using a spoon, fill a decorating bag, cut the tip and pipe mousse into the pie crust cups.
You can also fill a zip-top bag and cut the corner of that if you do not have a piping bag and tips.
Place chocolate chips in a bowl and melt according to the instructions on the package. Use a decorating bag to drizzle the melted chocolate over the Nutella mousse.
Use a vegetable peeler to make curls out of chocolate. Hold it at an angle along the edge of an Extra-Large Hershey’s Chocolate Bar.
Soften the chocolate bar in the microwave for a few seconds if you are having a hard time. Place the chocolate curls on top of the pies for a nice finishing touch.
Mini Nutella Pies FAQ’s
1. Can you freeze them after filling them?
Yes, you can. Wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, store in an airtight container and thaw before serving.
2. Can you make this into a full-size pie? You can and this recipe makes enough for two pies.
3. Can you use a graham cracker crust instead? Yes, you can use a graham cracker crust.
4. What could you use instead of nutella? You could try using peanut butter!
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Debby DeLuca says
Hi . These look amazing. Can I make them the day before our event?
Yes, these could be made the day before!
Debby DeLuca says
Thank you! I have added them to my selection.
Hi, could I use the filling to pipe on cupcakes? Will it hold?
Have made these before, delicious!
Just wondering if the filling will hold on a cupcake?
I’ve never tried it so I’m not sure. I have used a similar frosting on a cake though and it held up but it uses slightly less Nutella. https://www.thegunnysack.com/nutella-chocolate-torte-recipe/
First of all, I wish there was a calorie count on these and Second, can you freeze them after they are filled?
If you need a calorie count you should not be eating these 😉 But as a cheat treat they are delicious!
Heather Bryant says
What muffin pan is that? I need one and would love one that would fit well with this recipe!
The pan I used is vintage. The pan is stamped with the following:
The Finest Aluminum
Made in the USA
Heather Bryant says
It’s a beautiful pan! I have everything I need so far but the pie crust cutter then it’s off to baking land!
Sabrina B says
beautiful mini pies, great for a fun party, love the serving size, thank you for this recipe!
can you just make one big pie with the filling…..
Hello-! Loved your recipe. I’ve made it three different ways. I used a strawberry butter instead of Nutella and added a ribbon of it within the ” mousse” with shavings of white chocolate and white choc with raspberry reductions. I uses a mini heart cut out to place around the rim and drizzled with raspberry reduction.
2nd :: adult version I used coffee brandy in the crust and coffee syrup with brandy in the mousee. Shavings were a dark choc with coffee bits with a white choc drizzle with a bit of vodka.
3rd : I made a tropical version with pineapple jam reduction with coconut cream . Shavings were a Lindt coconut and a pineapple bars. With a drizzle of those bars melted and alternated. Crust has toasted coconut added.
Used a mini pineapple cut out and used chocolate straws cut to look like a drink.
■ From Blue Angel Diver 2016
WOW! Thank you for all the great options!
These sounds completely amazing! Yummy!
Tried this tonight, and the crusts shrunk a lot. Any idea how to avoid that?
Yes, freeze the crusts and use pie weights