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.


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.

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.

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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