Nutella Tart

This Nutella Tart is rich, delicious, and loaded with the classic Nutella flavors of chocolate and hazelnuts. It’s an absolutely decadent dessert that looks fancy but is actually incredibly easy to make.

slice of nutella tart on a plate.

This recipe comes together in no time! It’s made with super simple ingredients, perfect for hazelnut and Nutella lovers, It’s made with an incredibly creamy filling, while taking very little effort to make. That’s why this tart is a staple of our dessert rotation!

slice of nutella tart being removed from the pie.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only requires a few simple ingredients.
  • It’s an easy recipe that even beginners can make.
  • It’s a versatile dessert, suitable for all occasions.


bowls of nutella, heavy cream, hazelnuts, butter, flour, salt, and water.

You’ll only need a few simple kitchen staples to make this recipe. If you eat Nutella regularly, you might just have everything you need in your kitchen right now. You can find anything you don’t have in one quick trip to your local grocery store.

All the recipe ingredients are listed here, but you’ll find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

For the Crust

  • Butter – chilled
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Ice cold water


  • Nutella
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Butter
  • Toasted hazelnuts for garnish

For the Optional Garnish

  • Whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla

🔪 How to Make Nutella Tart

Making this tart isn’t difficult at all. It’s a relatively straightforward recipe that even beginners should have no trouble with.

pie crust being mixed in a mixing bowl.

Step 1: Make the Crust Dough

Combine the butter, flour, and salt with a pastry cutter in a medium mixing bowl until you get coarse crumbs. Then, add the water in small amounts until you have just enough for the dough to come together into a ball.

pie crust being rolled out with a rolling pin.

Step 2: Roll Out the Dough

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it becomes a circle large enough to fit into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.

pie crust being pressed into a scalloped pie plate.

Step 3: Prep for Baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, place the dough into the tart pan and trim the edges. Next, cut a piece of parchment paper about the size of the pan and place it over the top of the crust. Add baking weights on top of the paper to prevent the rust from bubbling.

beans on top of a pie crust ready for the oven.

Step 4: Bake

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, remove the weights and paper and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until the crust is lightly browned.

Step 5: Cool

Remove the tart pan from the oven and let the crust cool completely.

nutella filling being mixed in a stand mixer.

Step 6: Make the Nutella Filling

Combine heavy cream, Nutella, and butter in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter is melted and all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 7: Pour and Chill

Pour the Nutella mixture into the tart pan and chill for 4 hours or until completely set.

whipped cream being made in a glass mixing bowl.

Step 8: Make the Optional Whipped Cream

Beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

uncut nutella tart on a plate.

Step 9: Decorate

Place the whipped cream in a piping bag and decorate the top of the tart as desired. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Semi-Homemade: You can use a store-bought pie crust and whipped topping if you prefer.
  • Crust – Use a graham cracker or Nilla wafer crust if you like.

If this Nutella tart is tickling your tastebuds, then we think you’ll enjoy our chocolate ganache tart.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom
  • Piping bag
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking weights
bite of nutella tart on a plate.

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this tart for up to 4 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze it without the whipped cream topping for up to 3 months wrapped tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil.

Serve With Nutella Tart

Serve this delicious tart with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. It’s also delicious when paired with some fresh berries or a scoop of ice cream.

💭 Tips

  • Cube the butter for your crust, then leave it in the refrigerator until just before mixing it in so it stays as cold as possible.
  • Place your ice-cold water in the refrigerator to keep it nice and cold until you need it.
  • Stir the Nutella mixture constantly while cooking it to prevent burning.
  • Keep the heat low when making the Nutella mixture so it doesn’t burn.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a Nutella tart?

A Nutella tart is a simple tart made with an easy pie crust and an equally easy filling made of Nutella, heavy whipping cream, and butter.

Why do I need a tart pan with a removable bottom?

It’s so much easier to slice and serve the tart without the pan in the way.

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a spread made with chocolate and hazelnuts. It’s used as both a breakfast item and a dessert item.

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🧾Recipe Card

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slice of nutella tart on a plate.

Nutella Tart

This rich, creamy Nutella tart is loaded with the sweet, chocolate and hazelnut flavors of Nutella in a homemade pie crust. It's so easy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 580kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom
  • Piping bag
  • parchment paper
  • Baking weights


Ingredients for the crust

  • ½ cup butter chilled
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice cold water

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 ½ cups nutella
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts to garnish

Optional whipped cream garnish

  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crust

  • Place the ½ c of chilled butter, flour and salt into a medium sized mixing bowl and using a pastry cutter, combine until it resembles small crumbs.
  • Add in the water in small amounts until you have just enough for the dough to come together into a ball. (If the dough is soft, place it into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before rolling out.)
  • Lightly flour a hard surface and place the dough on it and roll it into a circle large enough to fit a 9” tart pan (with removable bottom).
  • Place the dough into the tart pan and trim the edges.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper approximately the size of your pan and place over the top of the tart covering it completely.
  • Add whatever baking weights you have (lots of substitutes are available such as dried beans–pictured).
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment paper (and weight) and continue to bake the crust for about 5-10 more minutes uncovered until the crust is lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

Nutella Filling

  • In a small saucepan, combine the ¾ c of heavy cream, nutella and butter and over low heat stir until the butter has melted and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Remove from heat and pour into the cooled tart crust.
  • Place into the refrigerator for about 4 hours to allow it to completely set.

Optional whipped cream:

  • Place ¾ c heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla into a small bowl and using an electric mixer or hand-held mixer, beat the ingredients until peaks form.
  • Place into a piping bag and decorate the top of the tart as desired.
  • Sprinkle it with toasted hazelnuts.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 4mg
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