The Weekend Gourmet: Decadent Nutella-Raspberry Pie... F

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Decadent Nutella-Raspberry Pie...

I'm a little late jumping on the Nutella recipe bandwagon, but I wanted to come up with a Weekend Gourmet original recipe first...something that showcased Nutella's delicious chocolate-nutty goodness BUT was simple to whip up in a matter of minutes. After a bit of thinking, I finally struck pay dirt earlier this week. My Decadent Nutella-Raspberry Pie is nice enough to serve to company, but it only takes about 10 minutes to assemble!

I like to cook from scratch, but I freely admit that convenience products are sometimes just what a busy cook needs. This pie features a store-bought shortbread crust, cheesecake pudding mix, and Cool Whip...it tastes amazingly good, but it's pretty rich. My suggestion is to cut the pie into eight slices. Confession time: this pie is so yummy that I ate two slices last night...back to back. I almost felt guilty for a few fleeting moments before serving the second slice....almost being the operative word!

Decadent Nutella-Raspberry Pie

Step 1:  Place approximately 1/2 cup of Nutella in the bottom of a store-bought shortcake crust. You can make your own crust using shortbread cookies or graham crackers if you prefer. Place one small container of raspberries on top of the Nutella in an even layer.


Step 2:  Make the Nutella mousse filling. Combine 1 package cheesecake pudding mix and 1 cup milk and whisk until combined and thick. Add 1/2 cup of Nutella and half a container of Cool Whip. Whisk well to combine and pour the mousse over the raspberries.


Step 3:  To make the top layer, combine the following ingredients in a bowl: the remaining Cool Whip, 2-3 tbs. Nutella, and 1/2 cup blackberry jam. Carefully spread the flavored topping on top of the pie, spreading to the edges with a spatula.


Step 4:  Cover the pie and place in the fridge to chill for at least two hours...overnight is best if you can resist the urge to slice into it! When you're ready to serve, cut into wedges. This pie is very pretty, and you get a taste of raspberry in every bite!


I really enjoyed the flavor of this pie...there's a lot going on here. The crunchy cookie crust, Nutella base, tangy raspberries, creamy Nutella mousse, and berry-infused topping all combine in an amazing harmony of flavors! Now maybe you can understand why I couldn't stop at one piece of this yummy pie. With the pretty red raspberries, this is a definitely contender for Valentine's dessert, yes?



23 comments:

  1. Oooh, i bet the nutella is delicious with the raspberries. Great combination!

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  2. Oh my, Wendy. This pie is just SO decadent and delicious looking! Thanks for your sweet comment on my brownie tarts, and for your brilliant idea of grabbing chocolate the day after Valentine's Day... I'll be heading to CVS to stock up, haha. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I'd love a slice, and it's 6:53am! Perfect dessert, Wendy, and especially brilliant for Valentine's day!
    Thank you for your kind words about my daddy. I really appreciate your support. xo, Louanne

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  4. Okay- WOW!!! There's no shame in reaching for premade ingredients- that pie looks fabulous! I'd probably have 2 slices too!

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  5. Truly decadent! Nutella and raspberries are delicious together. Sweet!

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  6. Ooooo this looks berry nice! (my hasty clumsy typing originally typed bery so i went with it hehe).


    Very creative nutella mousse. I can only eat nutella in very small dosages so I will certainly try this this spring with some chocolate! My daughter will be berry happy!

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  7. This sounds delicious! I'm all for using storebought ingredients when you're in a hurry!

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  8. This is a perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, with the Nutella, raspberries, and Nutella filling. Yum!

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  9. What a great dessert! I feel like I'm being tortured by the pictures!!

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  10. Thanks for the kind comments! This pie is very easy to whip up, and you can make it low-cal by using sugar-free pudding and Light Cool Whip. I love this and plan to make it for a work lunch meeting later this month...wanted to try my recipe out at home first!

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  11. Oooh. I never thought of combining the tartness of raspberries with the nutty sweet of Nutella. It sounds so amazing! Yum!

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  12. geez, oh pete! you know me and nutella! and i can whip up a pie crust and have some cool whip (it's not my fave but the kids love it on hot chocolate...which i just won a bunch of, hence...)man, i wish i had some nutella. not a very common product to find around here. the 3 times i have, i buy it and hide it for my own personal late night eating pleasure!;}(did you check out "within the corners of y kitchen yet? really beautiful and well-written food blog...she is truly precious!)
    kisses!xo

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  13. Wendy, this looks incredibly decadent AND easy!! Love that combination!

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  14. Decadent is right, wow your pie looks awesome. Thanks so much for posting today. I am thinking Valentine's pie, oh yeah this is going to be so good.

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  15. there is no such thing as late on the nutella bandwagon... it is always the best!

    thanks for sharing wendy- Looks great!

    coming to san antonio for a funeral early next week- I will let you know if I eat anywhere amazing!

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  16. I'm so stuffed from dinner but just looking at this makes me hungry! It sounds amazing.

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  17. Hi lovely lady! I would certainly go back for a second piece of this pie. It looks too good! I'm so glad it is finally Friday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend of relaxation, love and laughter. Thank you for sharing, my friend!

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  18. It's been "one of those weeks" around here.... and I'm thinking this pie may be a great answer to my woes! Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap!

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  19. Stopping by from the Saturday Swap, this looks delicious!! I've never used Nutella before, and have seen so many recipes using it lately. This is def going to the top of the list! =)

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  20. Wow, this is decadent indeed. Your pie sounds delicious. If I were there, I'd have two pieces. I hope you'll come by and link your pie up to Sweets for a Saturday #4. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

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  21. Sounds like a perfect combination of flavors and textures. Gotta give it a try soon.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  22. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway for a $25 item of your choice from CSN - http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/crunchy-nut-cookies-and-giveaway-you.html

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