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Nutella Pie

slice of Nutella Pie on a white plate

I usually hesitate to emphasize a short ingredient list when one or more of the ingredients is a prepared product. But, when the products in question are some of my go-to favorites, I cut myself some slack. So, I’m very happy to tell you that this gorgeous pie is made with just five ingredients!

One of those ingredients is Nutella. I discovered Nutella several years ago and was instantly smitten. Since then, I’ve used it in all sorts of ways. But, this pie may very well be the simplest, quickest way I’ve ever made a Nutella dessert.

Nutella Pie in a metal pie pan

It all starts with a basic chocolate cookie crust. Then, there’s the filling. An amazingly simple filling made from Nutella, mascarpone, and just a bit of salt. It comes together so quickly. And, if you measure everything my weight, you’ll only have a few things to clean up afterwards. You’ll spend far more time waiting on the pie to chill than you will in making it.

The mascarpone is an absolutely delicious companion to Nutella. Mascarpone has a sweeter flavor and softer texture than cream cheese. It’s actually not a cheese at all, but rather is essentially a thickened cream.

This recipe comes to us from First Prize Pies, a lovely cookbook I recently procured for myself. The author describes this pie as the kind of dessert that will make you quite popular with your friends. I agree, although I confess that Quinn and I selfishly and happily kept this one all to ourselves.

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Nutella Pie

Yield 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Love Nutella? Then you'll just adore this simple, delicious Nutella Pie!

slice of Nutella Pie on a white plate


For the crust:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups (175g) chocolate wafer crumbs*
  • 6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 2 cups (560g) Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (338g) mascarpone
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • about 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted


To make the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the cookie crumbs, butter, and salt until well-mixed. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Set the pie pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the filling:

  1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the Nutella, mascarpone, and salt until light and fluffy.
  2. Spread the filling into the cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Top the pie with hazelnuts before serving.


*The pie pictured here was made with Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers, which have since been discontinued. You can substitute Oreos or another crisp chocolate cookie. For a homemade option, try my chocolate wafer cookies recipe.

Recipe slightly adapted from First Prize Pies.

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    19 Comments on “Nutella Pie”

  1. I like Nutella! Your recipe sounds easy and delicious!
    I pinned to my Dessert Board.

  2. HI, this looks delicious, making this for sure, my daughter loves Nutella. Thanks

  3. We love Nutella! And I wouldn’t share this pie either!

  4. I just discovered Nutella a couple of years ago too! Looking back, I feel like I was deprived in my earlier years from it but in any case, maybe it’s a good thing because it’s quite addicting. Your pie looks great! So rich and creamy, just the way I like it.

  5. now this my kind of pie.
    marscapone + nutella= a heavenly combo!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is the pie of my dreams!

  7. fantabulous! I love how luscious and silky and dreamy the filling is-hooooorayyyy Nutella!!!!

  8. Beautiful pie! I have Nutella on the brain this week, so this is perfect!

  9. One should never apologize for nutella! This pie is fantastic.

  10. Only 5 ingredients and you made the crust too. That’s pretty impressive.

  11. Just whipped this up & it’s now chilling in the fridge but I already know how amazing it tastes lol c’mon, I know you guys would taste from the bowl too 🙂

  12. Made this yesterday, but since a $9 carton of mascarpone was not in my budget I substituted cream cheese instead. We loved it!

  13. Can I please face plant into that pie? I mean, COME ON!!!

  14. I’m a from-scratch kinda girl too, but THIS. PIE. LOOKS. AMAZING.

    It was great to meet you at the NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale a few weeks ago!! Nice to have a fellow midwesterner to chat food with.

    Hope to sell next you to again soon!

  15. Made this tonight and my son said it reminded him of The Cheesecake Factory! It WAS, really good.

  16. Wow this looks like what my dreams are made of and I love how simple it is!

  17. Mascarpone and Nutella, decadence at its best and heavenly to say the least! It’s wonderful to see that Nutella finally has a place in the US. Growing up in Italy with Nutella, this was the one thing I missed the most when I came to live here and, 30 years ago it was nowhere to be found nor did anyone know what the heck I was raving about. Anytime relatives/friends came visiting from Italy I would beg them to bring me a large jar of Nutella. I was ecstatic when it finally started showing up in the US market, becoming a popular product and being used in many recipes to boot!
    Love your blog and wonderful dessert recipes (especially peanut butter/chocolate combo and anything with Nutella in it)!

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