Last year for Christmas my sweet sister-in-law gifted me a beautiful pie recipe book, First Prize Pies. This pie book is full of inspirations: some simple, some ambitious. This week’s recipe is a simple inspiration and my favorite from the book.
This little pie is the kind you can throw together in a hurry. Not all pies are for hurrying, that’s part of the charm, but this pie… you can make it in a jiffy. The most challenging parts of this recipe: the chocolate cookie crust (which you can easily sub-in a store bought variety) and finding mascarpone cheese, a delicious, creamier Italian cream cheese (which I found most affordably at Wal-Mart in the fancy cheese section). Whip this pie up sometime!
1 Chocolate Cookie Crust (homemade or store-bought, even simpler!)
2 Cups Nutella
1 1/2 cups mascarpone cheese
1/4 tsp salt
In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together Nutella, mascarpone, and salt until light and fluffy. Spread filling into the pie shell. Cover pie and refrigerate about 1 hour until firm.