I’m about to put my “nerdiness” out there for all to see. I always make some type of sweet or savory pie on Pi Day. What’s Pi Day, you ask? Pi in math terms is 3.141592653, shortened to 3.14 or the symbol “?”. It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, a mathematical constant. So that makes Pi Day 3.14 or March 14th.
Let’s be honest, I probably love pie more than I love math but the coolest thing is happening this year! On March 14, 2015 at 9:26 and 53 seconds it will officially be 3.141592653! This will only happen once this century so to celebrate I have the cutest, easiest, yummiest little pies for you to show you, Nutella Pie Cups!
Sometime I avoid making pies because they can be quite time consuming but not these. And, whenever a recipes with Nutella comes along you really can't go wrong, right? For There are only 4 ingredients:
This recipe was inspired by a Nutella dip that my sister in law brought to a family function recently. It was so yummy that I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
If you haven’t used these mini fillo shells before, try them! I often have a couple of packages in my freezer. They are already baked and crispy. You can fill them with SO many different fillings. They can be filled with pumpkin pie filling and baked or they can be served cold with chicken salad in them. Sweet or savory, these make an impressive mini dessert or appetizer. You can find them in the freezer section usually near the phyllo dough and pie crusts. (They don’t have to be frozen, they just stay fresher longer if they are.)
This recipe will make enough filling for 2 boxes or 30 mini fillo shells. Start by setting the fillo shells out on a platter. Mix in a mixer or by hand, combine a 13 oz. jar of Nutella and 6 oz. of Cool Whip (reserve remaining 2 oz. Cool Whip for garnish). It will make the most delicious, creamy mousse.
Next, fill fillo cups with Nutella mixture. I chose to use a piping bag and tip. This really is just my preference. Spooning it in would work just fine too.
Pipe or spoon on remaining Cool Whip. You could always use a gallon size storage bag with the corner cut off for the last two steps.
Last, break your Ghirardelli Hazelnut chocolate bar into small pieces. I love how the hazelnut pieces show through on the broken edges of the chocolate. Try to make those edges show when you put a piece of chocolate on each pie as a garnish.
There you go! Seriously, this will take you 10-15 minutes tops. Such a yummy way to celebrate Pi and Pie.