It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! If you are interested in learning more, or want to join the club, please visit the Secret recipe club website.
This month’s assignement was The Texan New Yorker written by the very talented Julie. Julie was born and brought up in Texas, but she now lives in New York. She has some delicious recipes, but the recipe I chose to make was love at first sight for me. How could I not make a Nutella and Mascarpone Pie?? Both are Italian ingredients and both played a big role in my childhood comfort food. This pie is probably the best I have ever eaten. I am not joking. If you like chocolate and Nutella in particular, you will be blown away, just as l was. Not only, this pie is very easy and quick to make! The toasted hazelnuts on the top are, in my opinion, an essential part of the recipe as they not only add some crunch, but they also bring in a little bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the filling. Try it and let me know what you think!
Thank you so much for this great recipe Julie! Please, make sure you drop by Julie at The Texan New Yorker and check out her beautiful site!
Nutella and Mascarpone Pie
The recipe that all chocoholics should have handy: Nutella and Mascarpone Pie!
- 175 gms – 1 ½ cups finely ground chocolate cookie crumbs
- 86 gms 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 560 gms – 2 cups Nutella
- 340 gms – 1 ½ cups mascarpone cheese
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
To make the crust, add the melted butter to the cookie crumbs and stir to mix thoroughly. The mixture should feel like wet sand.
Grease a 23 cm – 9 inch pie plate (not deep-dish) and put the cookie crumbs onto it. Using your hands, press the crumbs into an even layer on the bottom and up the sides of the plate. Chill for 15 minutes.
Then bake the crust in a pre heated oven at 175°C – 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
In the meanwhile, make the pie filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat together the Nutella, mascarpone and salt until light and fluffy.
Spread the filling into the cooled pie shell, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour and up to overnight).
When ready to serve, sprinkle the hazelnuts on the pie.
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I love the secret recipe club, what a great idea. This pie, oh my, Nutella heaven.
This look amazing Manu! The kids love Nutella!!
Wowser, what a decadent (and simple) dessert!
Julie @ Texan New Yorker says
Excellent choice with the pie – I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so thrilled to be gotten by a Sunday Supper member, too – been waiting for that! 🙂
I definitely agree with you on the hazelnut crunch factor – it’s needed to cut the richness, right?
Erin @ Making Memories says
Delicious! I would eat this for breakfast right now if it were in my house. Maybe it’s best that it’s not. =o)
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
Nutella rocks! This dessert is amazing! My kids are going crazzy looking over my shoulder!!
With 2 cups of Nutella, it HAS to be good! Wowsers, what a pie! So beautiful. I think it would be perfect for holiday celebrating and I’m pinning it just for that purpose!
Mmmm good ole nutella never fails me! I love that it’s no-bake (besides the crust) and topped with toasted hazelnuts! Perfection!
That pie looks fantastic!!
Carole from Carole's Chatter says
Hi Manu, great dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Cheese collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers
Stuti baxi says
what a blog! I am an Indian with just basic Italian food knowledge. This was brilliant. Glad you have eggless recipes too. I fact I just started blogging a few months back. I might use your blog as a bible for Italian food!!!! Thanx! Will keep you posted as I try!