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Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Tart

chocolate hazelnut nutella tart
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chocolate hazelnut nutella tart

Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Tart

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  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Category: Desserts


This Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Tart was a hit.

A chocolate hazelnut Nutella tart is of one of those dreamy desserts that is fun to think about but I never actually tried. Let me tell you it was divine!



Ingredients for the crust

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
5 Tablespoons of butter cubed at room temperature
5 Tablespoons of sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Ingredients for the filling

2 Tablespoons of potato starch (you can also use corn starch)
2 Cups of heavy cream (or half and half – like the hazelnut flavored half and half)
1 Cup of Nutella or a chocolate hazelnut spread
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of instant coffee

Topping: I chopped up hazelnuts and sprinkled them on top


For the Crust:

*Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees

1. In a large bowl cream together the sugar with the egg yolks

2. Next add the unsalted butter (cubed at room temperature) to the sugar and yolk mixture. It will become a yellow gooey mixture.

3. Add ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt – mix together with a fork to blend all ingredients together

4. Next work in the flour with a fork and then start to use your hands and form a round ball. Using your hands knead the dough gently with your fingertips

5. Wrap the ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes

6. After 30 minutes roll the pastry on a lightly floured counter

7. Butter your tart pan and start to mold the pastry into the pan making it even and creating the edges

8. With a fork poke holes in the bottom of the crust and line with parchment paper and use beans or pie weights to hold it down

9. Bake in the oven blind (blind means without a filling) at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

10. Take out to cool while you work on the filling

For the filling:

1. Whisk the potato starch into a small bowl with 1/4 cup of the heavy cream

2. In a saucepan over low heat add: 1 3/4 cups of cream, Nutella, vanilla, salt, and instant coffee.

3. Whisk in the potato starch cream mixture from step 1

4. Bring it all to a boil while you whisk making it thicker like a pudding or custard

5. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes

6. Pour the mixture into your pie crust and put back in the oven and bake at 300 for about 25 minutes

7. Take out of the oven and let it rest for about 20 minutes

8. Chop up some hazelnuts and sprinkle on top

9. Now you are ready to serve!

Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert

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  • Reply
    October 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Amazing looking tart!
    I’m definitely gonna make it, with chocolate hazelnut spread.

  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    October 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I have a sick obsession with Nutella,
    so this?! Dream come true!
    I’ll be making this…probably today.

  • Reply
    October 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    mmm Nutella is the bomb. Winnie and Rachel please let us know what you think of the tart!

  • Reply
    October 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I adore everything about hazelnut and that includes recipes including hazelnut…Your tart looks divine! I can’t wait to try this yummy treat!

  • Reply
    Carrie Pacini
    October 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Let me know what you guys think! It didn’t last long at our house. We had a tiny piece left the next day. Perfect with coffee.

  • Reply
    November 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Absolutely delicious !!

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    November 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Oh wow, this looks like the best dessert ever! I used to make a nutella tart but never knew how to make the topping thicker so it would not run over the edges…I have my answer now!

  • Reply
    Sneh | Cook Republic
    November 14, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Great looking tart. Nutella is the food of Gods! :-)

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    July 17, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I made this since with Nutino (a Nutella imitation) and it was amazing. I couldn’t find potato starch so I used cornflour (aka corn starch) and it worked really well. Thanks for the recipe!

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    February 3, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Great recipe Carrie, thank you so much for sharing. I am still quite new to blogging. My food blog is called Divainthakitchen, I hope you will join.

    I will try out your wonderful Sicilian recipes and give credit to you, since my blog focuses mostly on my mother’s traditional Sicilian recipes.

    Ciao bella!


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    October 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Looks great! Am I missing where the instant coffee comes into play?

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