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?