Two words: Nutella. Pie.

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I was consumed with envy at the making of the fresh pasta. There is no way that I have the stamina for the making of such - nor have I the equipment.

But at least I have discovered something fabulous that I can easily whip up in my increasingly gravid state.

NUTELLA PIE

The recipe is simplicity itself. I will transcribe it here, with the crust I used, and put the original link at the bottom. I BEG you to make this pie either at your next gathering or when you want to make the person you love deeply in your debt. Or for yourself. Like, tonight.

Crust:
9 graham crackers, crushed into crumbs - chocolate cookies might be even better - yikes
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Mix ingredients together. Butter a 9-inch pie plate and press crumbs evenly onto the bottom and up the sides. Bake in oven ten minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and cool completely.

Filling:
1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup Nutella
1 cup heavy whipping cream

No, you will not need at add sugar.

When crust is cool, use a hand mixer to beat together cream cheese and Nutella. Clean beaters. In a fresh bowl, beat cream to medium peaks. Fold whipped cream into Nutella mixture. Pour into crust and put in fridge for a few hours to set. Two hours is the minimum, I think. Making it in the morning for an evening dinner would be fine.

You will have a creamy, foamy pie that is both rich and airy and tastes far more sophisticated than any three ingredient pie has the right to. It will delight anyone, including two-year-olds. They will have Nutella pie face and be wonderful about it.

PS - the two year old pretty much made this pie, so there you go. Easy.
The original recipe if you're looking for it. She uses a cookie crust, which I bet is good, but I prefer the ease and more savory, toasted flavor of the grahams. Also, she sometimes freezes it. Yum. I would shave the bittersweet choc over it if I had it. But I had none and eating it seemed rather urgent. Let me know if you try it!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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