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Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 : 8 a.m.

Nutella pie is an easy and delicious way to celebrate Easter

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu | Contributor

Yup, you read that correctly: Nutella Pie. And yes, I know those are dangerous words... words of enticement and seduction... words that will make people gasp when you utter them.

Those you offer this to will try to hold off, sensing its dangerous allure; but, as they say in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Resistance is futile."

This is Nutella Pie, after all.

This is a ridiculously easy dessert to make for any occasion, with a fudgy layer over a caramel-y one; it would be particularly lovely for your Easter celebrations. It can be baked ahead of time, can rest at room temperature without taking up space in your refrigerator, and comes together quickly so that you can devote precious moments to the rest of your meal or to Easter egg hunts.

Well, really, do I have to work very hard to justify Nutella Pie?

You'll already be indulging in chocolate bunnies, Peeps, and jelly beans. A slice of this won't hurt you!

Nutella Pie

1 crust for a 9-inch pie
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup Nutella
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place crust into a 9-inch pie plate.

In a large bowl, stir together the egg yolks, brown sugar, Nutella, corn syrup, milk, and vanilla. Beat the whites until soft peaks form, then fold them into the Nutella mixture. Pour the filling into the crust.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until filling is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Let cool completely, then serve with whipped cream or ice cream ... or both!

Makes 12 very rich, but utterly luscious, servings.

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Mary Bilyeu writes for on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, telling about her adventures in the kitchen - making dinner, celebrating holidays, entering cooking contests, meeting new friends ... whatever strikes her fancy. She is also on a mission to find great deals for her Frugal Floozie Friday posts, seeking fabulous food at restaurants on the limited budget of only $5 per person. Feel free to email her with questions, comments, or suggestions:

Go visit Mary's blog — Food Floozie — where she enthuses and effuses over all things food-related; and look for her monthly articles in the Washtenaw Jewish News. "Like" her on Facebook, or send a tweet on Twitter, too.

The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers - when you come to visit here, may you always be happy.