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It’s a Nutella Pudding Chocolate Goodness Pie!  So after making the Yoder’s Peanut Butter Pudding Pie , i figured, hey! why can’t i use any other item that had the same consistency as peanut butter.  My first thought, Nutella! the yummy chocolate and hazelnut spread.   

Nutella Pudding Pie:

1 nutella  jar (enough for 18oz)

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

1 ready made pie crust (any brand)

1 deep dish pie dish

1 bag powdered sugar

1 packet instant vanilla (or french vanilla) pudding

1 half pint of heavy cream

pie weights or rice

aluminum foil

preheat oven to 325 degrees. bake pie crust (i sprayed my pie dish with pam butter before putting the pie crust, it prevents from it sticking). use pie weights so the center won’t bubble up during baking, or use rice. if you use rice as i did for the first time… use aluminum foil to line the inside of the pie. make sure you leave extra foil so it creates a rim, this will keep the rice from touching the crust and makes it easier for removal. bake the crust until it’s golden brown. You will notice that the center may not be golden, remove the rice or pie weights and bake until golden brown. remove from the oven and cool completely.

to prepare peanut butter crumbs: use as much nutella as you’d like. i used about 18 0z. start in small batches, like a spoon full of nutella, mix in some of the chopped hazelnuts. place it in a bowl and add powdered sugar, mix in circles, this will create the crumbs. Break apart the bigger crumbs and continue mixing. Once you mixed the batches place the crumbs in another bowl or a ziplock. You will need enough  for the bottom of the pie and to top over the whipped cream.

pudding: follow the package instructions of preparing the pudding. my package called for 1 1/4 cup of milk and mixed with the powdered pudding. i’ve prepared other puddings that called for it to be heated over the stove. cool before preparing pie.

whipped cream: pour the half pint of heavy cream into the mixer and mix at full speed for a few minutes until peaks form.

assemble: get cooled pie crust, add nutella crumbs till bottom is coated, add pudding make it a thick layer (usually one packet per pie), add whipped cream and then top off with more peanut butter crumbs. keep pie in the fridge until ready to serve. continue to cool after everyone has had a slice, if you leave it out it will begin to melt.

© confessions of a recipe junkie | michelle contreras

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