6/2/10

nutella cream cheese pie/cheesecake

i was trying to find a perfect recipe using nutella and i think i finally found it. this pie/cheesecake( it's a cross between the two) is sooo amazing from the taste, which isn't too sweet because of the cream cheese mixture, to the texture, which is undeniably the creamiest thing i've ever tasted. it's so delicious. this is so good, i'd run 10 miles a day just to eat it ;)



Ingredients
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
2 cups heavy whipping cream (divided) 
1 1/2 cups Nutella, warmed slightly* (see note below) (divided)
1 ready-made 9-inch pie crust

Instructions:
In bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. In separate bowl, whisk 1/2 cup cream with the warmed 3/4 cups Nutella until mixture is smooth. 

In a separate bowl, whip remaining heavy cream until soft peaks form. Divide cream in half, folding half into cream cheese mixture and half into Nutella mixture.

Heat remaining Nutella and spread over the bottom of the pie crust .Let harden by putting in the freezer for a minute.

Starting with cream cheese mixture, create two layers of each filling, spreading each layer gently to edges of crust. Don't worry if the cream cheese doesn't spread evenly as it will all taste the same. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. 

Makes about 8 to 10 servings. 

top of pie or serving plate can be drizzled with additional Nutella that has been warmed. 

*Note: 
To warm Nutella in the microwave, heat on high (100% power) in microwaveable bowl 5 seconds. Or, for stove top, heat on low heat in pot until mixture becomes creamy.

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