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Nutella Mousse Brownie Pie

September 18, 2011

What an amazing weekend!!! Northwestern University Field Hockey had two great wins against U.C. Berkeley (No. 11) and University of Virgina (No. 18), my teammate/roommate/best friend, Chelsea Armstrong, broke a 23-year record for career points, and is now tied for first on Northwestern’s all-time career goals list!!! It’s a great weekend to be a Wildcat!

On top of our successes in field hockey, I made a really good pie worth celebrating this weekend! Nutella Mousse Brownie Pie. Get excited.

I am going to go out on a limb here and say I love boxed mix brownies. There, I said it. It feels so good to get off my chest.

Boxed mix brownies are great because they’re quick, easy, and reliable. I am not ashamed to admit I typically use boxed mix brownies when a recipe calls for brownies and some extravagant topping. First of all, it’s easier to make and second, the brownies I make from scratch never seem to taste as delicious as my go to, Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix.

Last week my parents sent me a care package with an assortment of goodies, including a huge jar of Nutella. I was so excited to bake with it that I spent the entire night searching for recipes using Nutella. And that’s when I stumbled upon it… Nutella Mousse Brownie Pie. I was smitten. The fact that it called for a boxed brownie mix just added to its allure.

A flaky layer of pie crust, topped with a dense, fudgey brownie layer with Nutella swirled in, then a layer of smooth, creamy, and rich mousse, and finished with a generous drizzle of Nutella. It was a Nutella masterpiece. Now please excuse me while I go run it off for the next two hours. :)

Nutella Mousse Brownie Pie recipe by Sing For Your Supper:

1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked

1 box brownie mix

5 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ cup Nutella, plus more for drizzling

½ pint heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make brownie batter as directed on the box and pour into a prepared pie crust. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  2. Using a mixer, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same mixer bowl, mix Nutella and cream cheese until well combined. Spoon in 1/3 of the whipped cream and gently fold in. Repeat with remaining whipped cream- be careful not to stir- it won’t be as light and fluffy. Chill the mousse until the brownie layer is completely cooled.
  4. When the pie is cooled, spread the Nutella mousse evenly over the brownie layer. Drizzle with remaining Nutella (either microwave it on low heat for a few seconds or heat it on the stovetop over low heat to thin it out slightly.)
  5. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    September 22, 2011 3:01 pm

    This sounds delicious! I will definitely try this one :)

    • September 25, 2011 12:19 am

      Thanks, Laura! You’ll have to tell me how it turns out and how Robby likes it. I have a feeling it’ll be a winner.

  2. November 27, 2011 4:34 pm

    I am so happy to have found your site – i have just started blogging myself and my focus is on desserts with nutella recipes being bookmarked faster than I can make – yum!!!

    • November 28, 2011 12:30 pm

      This is definitely a recipe worth trying. It was amazing!!! Also, I’m glad you found my site too :)

  3. February 10, 2012 4:46 am

    mmmm i made this last night/today. its so freaking good! i love easy/delicious/cheesecake.

  4. Pamela Narvaez permalink
    April 6, 2014 8:40 pm

    Hi, I’m from Mexico and I just made this on Friday, it was absolutely amazing! Everybody loved it! Thank you so much for the recipe :D

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