Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie:
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, skinned and toasted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more to dust the pie dish
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, cut into 3/4-inch pieces, at room temperature, plus more to grease the pie dish
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • To make the Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie:
Directions
To make the Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie:

Position an oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Put 1/2 of the chocolate chips, hazelnuts, and flour in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the hazelnuts are coarsely chopped. Pour the hazelnut mixture into a small bowl and set aside. Combine remaining chocolate chips and sugar in the food processor. Blend until the mixture is finely ground. With the machine running, gradually add the hot water until the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Add the eggs, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Pulse until mixture is blended. Return the hazelnut mixture to the food processor and pulse to incorporate. Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 35 minutes. Place the pie on a cooling rack and cool for 1 hour. (Top may crack during cooling.) Refrigerate for 2 hours. (Pie can be made 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator). Allow the pie to return to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

To make the Vanilla Cream:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream until it forms soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Continue to beat until cream holds stiff peaks.

To serve: Cut the pie into slices and dollop with the Vanilla Cream.


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My daughter would now murder me in my sleep if I didn't provide this dessert at Thanksgiving. Yeah, as others have said - super easy and super yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes! I could tell by just reading the recipe this was more "brownie"-like than an actual pie. Super easy recipe. Literally just pour ingredients into food processor and turn on. I like to BYOC (be your own chef most recipes. So I used ALMONDS instead of hazelnuts. Came out perfectly. Who cares about the cracks on top lol The taste makes up for all of that item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very, very good! I am a big fan of flourless cakes and so this recipe, though strictly speaking not flourless, will become my "go to" recipe when I am craving the chocolaty richness of a flourless cake but not the work (i.e. springform pan, water bath, lots of dirty dishes that goes along with it. If you want to make something easy yet impressive, this is your recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! I made this to bring to dinner with friends and there wasn't a crumb left. I only had chopped hazelnuts, so I put them with the flour and half the chips aside from the start - I didn't add to the processor til the end, as I didn't want them to be pulverized. I did add gelatin to the whipped cream so it wouldn't be runny by the time we served it, but otherwise I didn't change a thing. Took it out after 35 minutes and it was perfect - not dry at all. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I exchanged hazelnuts for 1/2 cup of cashews and 1/2 of almonds. I also added sliced dried fig and ripe bananas. It was more cake than brownie which made me sad. As for the whipped topping, I added some gelatin to help it last a few days in the fridge. It was an easy cake to make with simple ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM. I devoured this and felt totally guilty afterwards. This was basically a brownie pie. Even the look of it was just like a brownie - with the cracked top part. This was still delicious though. Especially if you love brownies. And who doesn't love brownies, right? I thought it was really simple to put together. Just throw everything into the food processor and pour it into the pie dish. I took the great suggestion to use walnuts instead of hazelnuts which worked out perfectly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sinfully good. I used walnuts instead of hazelnuts. I usually don't like walnuts but it works better when baking with chocolate. (I'm a pecan lover. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can you please tell me how much is(in grames a stick butter? I'm wrting from Portugal... so I don't know. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie is wonderful and so easy to make. It is so creamy it melts in your mouth anyone could make this pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice pie! It's more like a brownie... I don't have a food processor, so I put the chocolate chips & hazelnuts in a ziplock bag & crushed them with a rolling pin. I liked the chunks of hazelnuts & gooey chocolate center. The cinnamon cream goes perfectly with the pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
112 grams=1stick of butter item not reviewed by moderator and published

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