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Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie Using Frangelico

Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie

Raise your hand if you love Frangelico.

*Raises hand in the air and waves wildly*

Ah, Frangelico, the hazelnut lovers dream liqueur of choice. The smooth nutty taste that goes great in coffee, tastes amazing plain over ice and now has finally been cooked into a chocolate mousse for a pie in my kitchen.

If you love hazelnuts and boozy delights (and I mean come on, who doesn’t?) then you simply must purchase a bottle for yourself for Christmas or put it on your Christmas list. Santa needs to bring you one in your stocking this year. My flask of Frangelico just stays in my purse the length of the whole holiday season so I can make it through all the school events, food events and everything that the holiday throws at us.

A decadent, chocolate hazelnut cream pie has been on my To Bake list forever now and when my brother came over for a little pre-Christmas dinner, I finally had the opportunity to make one.

Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie

Oh, how lush this is with the added liqueur in it, that little zing it gives the chocolate mousse. The roasted hazelnuts on top simply mustn’t be skipped, they add such a divine flavor to it that makes the pie complete.

If I hadn’t already baked this up, it would be on my table again this December!

Happy Baking everyone! And remember, some Frangelico for you… some for the recipe…some for you.. some for the recipe…




Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie Using Frangelico

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Category: Dessert


A hazelnut and chocolate lovers dream pie!



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1/3 cup Frangelico liquer
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream to fold in later
  • 1 cup of toasted hazelnuts skins removed and broken into large pieces

Chocolate Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips melted
  • 2 tsp cocoa


  • For the Crust:

  • Combine all three ingredients in a bowl. Press into a 9.5 inch deep pie plate, making sure you press up the sides firmly and cover the whole area. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Remove and cool.

    For The Chocolate Mousse Layer:

  • Melt your chocolate and whipping cream together in a thick pot on the stove over medium-low heat.
  • Beat the egg yolks until creamy yellow.
  • Add some of the warm chocolate mixture to the egg yolks to temper them, mixing quickly and thoroughly.
  • Add the tempered egg yolks into the chocolate mixture and whisk the ingredients together.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for another 4-5 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in the Frangelico.
  • Set aside and cool.
  • Once cooled, pour the whipping cream into a bowl and beat with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cooked chocolate mixture until combined completely.
  • Pour into the pie crust, smoothing out the top.
  • Place in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  • Prepare the whipped cream when serving. Whisk the cocoa and the powdered sugar together to break up any lumps. Place the cream, chocolate and powdered mixture into a large bowl then beat with a mixer until the whipped cream forms peaks.
  • Spread across the top of the pie evenly, then sprinkle on the hazelnuts.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 8


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  • Reply
    Lorianne Ward
    July 15, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Trina Jacobs. Thought of you immediately

  • Reply
    Ida Pence Waterous
    July 15, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Ummm yes. There is a restaurant around here called Portillo’s, they serve a decadent chocolate cake which they also make into a milkshake.

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      July 15, 2016 at 2:58 am

      I had one last year!! It was probably you that told me to try their chocolate cake milkshake!! SO amazing!!!’

  • Reply
    Linda Winoski
    June 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Don’t like Frangelico…

  • Reply
    Helen Richards
    June 10, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Whhhaaa??? My two favorite flavors in one pie!!

  • Reply
    Tracy Christensen Woloshyniuk
    June 10, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Yes!!!!!! If you make it , they will come ( and drink it ) \U0001f609

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      June 10, 2016 at 3:08 am

      Oh so true!

  • Reply
    April 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Karlynn this looks likes a great recipee – going to try it. But in the meantime, if you haven’t already, try Frangelico over ice with half a fresh lime squeezed in – its amazing.

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