Gianduia Pies

These really don’t look like much, I know. Elizabeth alerted me to this Gianduia Pie recipe in her post about Thanksgiving recipes and I was instantly sold. Now, you have to know a little history here. When I was in Turin for 2 weeks I found an abundance of gianduia gelato and Gianduiotti chocolates wrapped in their pretty little gold wrappers that I was quite enamored with. So now when I see anything Gianduia, I kinda freak out. Well, I don’t ‘kinda’ freak out, I do freak out. So I made this pie the day I saw her posting which happened to be December 30th – appropriately in time to take for a fun little New Years shin dig. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided not to make the pie full size and make mini pies, partly due to the fact that I had received mini cheesecake pans for Christmas that I wanted to try out and partly so they would be easier to serve and eat.

I didn’t add crushed hazelnuts to the filling because I imagined it being silky smooth like mousse and I didn’t want anything that could be grainy in there. And note to self if I make this again: whip nutella with a tablespoon or so of unwhipped cream to lighten it up before folding with the whipped cream – I wasn’t super pleased with the consistency of the final product – I think it could be better. But the taste – yum, exactly what I dreamed. ๐Ÿ™‚ (PS,ย  you can often find the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers next to the ice cream section with the fudge and strawberry toppings.)

Recipe for Gianduia Pie (Nutella Pie)


  1. Posted January 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love all things ‘mini’ — these look great!

  2. Posted January 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, these are cute. Glad you liked how they turned out.

  3. elliek
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These were so delicious!

  4. Sarah Kay
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These look great, I am going to try this recipe!

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