Pie Week

How to Make a Pie Inspired By Ferrero Rocher

November  9, 2015

The holidays aren’t the same without 400 commercials for these (admittedly addictive) candies.

And the flavors and textures translate perfectly into a tasty pie.

A buttered and sugared phyllo crust emulates the crisp wafer of the truffle; a thin layer of milk chocolate-hazelnut gianduja is spread inside, imitating the chocolatey cream; and it's finished with a milk chocolate glaze and plenty of toasted hazelnuts for that signature crunch.

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Whether you're making Ferrero Rocher-Style Pie or not, phyllo dough crust is a great solution if you're scared of (or fed up with) traditional pie dough. It's guaranteed to be flaky and crispy, and the more messed up layered you make it, the more beautiful it will look

Need more ideas for alternative pie crusts? I've got you covered:

Ferrero-Rocher Style Pie

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Makes one 9-inch pie

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“I was so sad that this was not a pie made from actual Ferrero-Rocher candies—my students will be bringing me dozens come the holidays! ”
— Carolina

8 sheets phyllo dough
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
11 ounces hazelnut paste
4 1/2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped and melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups toasted whole hazelnuts

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

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I always have three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's wrapped in a pastry crust. My newest cookbook, Savory Baking, came out in Fall of 2022 - is full of recipes to translate a love of baking into recipes for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between!


Cynthia M. November 21, 2015
Where can you find hazelnut paste? I'm guessing it's not sweet like nutella...
Carolina November 10, 2015
I was so sad that this was not a pie made from actual Ferrero-Rocher candies—my students will be bringing me dozens come the holidays!
Reina V. November 10, 2015
What would be an alternative to corn syrup? I live in Greece, and it's not easy to find here...
Erin J. November 10, 2015
You can use honey or golden syrup instead!
Reina V. November 10, 2015
Awesome! I'll definitely give it a shot. :D Phyllo pie crusts are my weakness...
Cynthia C. November 10, 2015
This is all of my dreams come true.
Erin J. November 10, 2015
Such high praise from you!!!
sexyLAMBCHOPx November 9, 2015
My favorite chocolate confections! Myhusband buys me one of those large platic boxes for every holiday. I'm a cheap date!
Erin J. November 10, 2015
Well, now you can make this pie for him! Or just for yourself. I won't tell! :)