Sunday, February 5, 2012
No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Pie for World Nutella Day
Today is World Nutella Day, but I gotta be honest with you: In my world, pretty much every day is a Nutella Day. We always have a jar open in our cupboard. The boys love it on their toast, and I just love little spoonfuls of it every now and then as a simple indulgence. It's one of the most delicious things on the planet, in my humble opinion.
To celebrate this delicious holiday this year, I whipped up this simple pie in about 10 minutes. Seriously: 10 minutes! 5 ingredients! No baking required! And it contains Nutella! So it's pretty much the most perfect dessert ever.
It's a no-bake Nutella cheesecake pie. It has an Oreo cookie crust, and the filling is whipped cream, cream cheese, and Nutella. The texture is smooth and velvety, and the flavor is so rich and delicious. Go forth and make it. You have the time, and you have World Nutella Day to use as an excuse!
No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Pie
adapted from Sugarcrafter
1 1/2 cups Oreos or other chocolate cookies, crushed
5 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup Nutella
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1. To make the crust, combine the crushed cookies with the melted butter. Press into a greased 9-inch pie pan and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
2. To make the filling, beat the whipping cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. In a separate bowl, beat the Nutella with the cream cheese until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
3. Pour the filling into the crust. Chill 1 to 2 hours or until set before serving.