Nutella Ganache Tarts

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by Chris on February 5, 2011


World Nutella Day! It is here, and by the look of the clock, it’s about to pass me by.  Yikes!  My days have flown by and, while I actually shared my contribution to WND earlier this week, I am down to the wire with sharing it with you. Created by Sara (Ms. Adventures in Italy) & Michelle (Bleeding Espresso), these lovely ladies have brought Nutella lovers everywhere together on the same day, February 5, every year since 2007.

I am proud to say that I have participated every year.  Why?  Well…it’s Nutella, silly!  I adore its hazelnut, chocolate goodness. Even though I can’t eat it anymore, I can still admire it, cook with it, and spread Nutella love with it.  Right?  (Okay…confession time.  Don’t try this at home, kids, but I do sneak a taste every once in a while.  I can’t help it. It’s so worth the side effects…lol!)

For me, my Nutella Day journey began with Baci Candy (2007), followed by Festive Nutella Biscotti (2008), Nutella Truffles (2009), and Nutella Molten Cakes (2010).  This year?  Not only did I utilize Nutella, but some fabulous large Phyllo cups I picked up at the farmer’s market. Unlike previous years, this year’s dessert takes no time at all.

1.       Bake cups on a sheet pan for 350 °F for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

2.       Spoon in 2 Tbsp. of Nutella in each up (more or less, according to preference)

3.       Make your favorite ganache* and spoon over Nutella.

4.      Serve at room temperature. Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream right before serving.

* some ganache recipes:  here or here

Simple right? Perfect for a last minute dinner finale, minus the pressure of time.

Happy Nutella Day, everyone!  Be sure to check out the hundreds of recipes that have been contributed over the years. If you missed it, like I almost did, be sure to mark your calendars for next year, and bookmark the How to Participate page. But, in the meantime, check back with Sara & Michelle on Monday, February 7, 2011 for the global round up.

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Michelle | Bleeding Espresso February 6, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Simple and fabulous! Thanks so much for your support through the years :)

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:04 PM

It has been my pleasure Michelle! Thank YOU!

Paula - bell'alimento February 6, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous!

Kate February 6, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Congratulations on making it! I think the official clock is stopped to make sure ALL delicious entries get in.

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Thanks Kate! I think everyday should be Nutella Day! :)

Arfi February 6, 2011 at 4:15 PM

simple, lovely and fabulous!

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Thank you Arfi!

Aparna February 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I’ve been missing it every year and finally made it this time! :)
Like the simplicity here. Means one doesn’t have to wait too long for dessert (read Nutella!). LOL

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Thanks Aparna! I am glad you made it. Can’t wait to check it out!

The Teacher Cooks February 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM

So simple yet it looks delicious!

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Thanks Wanda (TTC)!

The Duo Dishes February 7, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Oh wow! This is decadent, delicious, good stuff. Good thing Nutella Day is only once a year, or we’d all be in trouble.

Mele Cotte February 8, 2011 at 11:16 PM

I think that’s my problem! I don’t limit my Nutella to once a year. lol

Paula February 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM

They look Heavenly!

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