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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Posted: November 24th, 2009 | Author: bakezilla | Filed under: Bakezilla | 4 Comments »

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I love chocolate.  I love pumpkin.  I love pie.  I had a helper.  So I made a tasty pie, that would work well for Thanksgiving, but is not the regular old cold gelatinous pumpkin pie we’re used to.

First off, you make a crust.  This has a chocolate shortbread press in crust, meaning no rolling out dough!  In a bowl, mix together 4 tbs butter and 4 tbs sugar.  My helper used a pastry cutter.  I suppose you could also use a mixer at a low speed, but a LOW speed.  Add in one egg yolk.  Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt and 2-3 tbs cocoa powder until dry and crumbly.  Don’t over mix it.  Press the dough into a 9-inch pie tin, getting an even layer on the bottom and sides.  Put it in the freezer for 20 minutes, and pre-heat the oven to 375.  Then, bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool.

When the crust is cool, make the filling.  Preheat to 325 degrees.  Take one can of pumpkin, 1 cup heavy cream, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp salt, and either 2 teaspoons of pre-made pumpkin pie spice, OR 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice, OR whatever spices you think would be nice, and whisk them together.  Then melt 1/3 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips.  Separate out about a cup of the pumpkin mixture and mix it with the chocolate.  Pour the not chocolatey stuff on into the prepared crust first, and then dollop the chocolate stuff on top and spread it around with a butterknife.

Bake for 70-80 minutes, rotating halfway through.  Let cool, and refrigerate.  Traditionally, pumpkin pie is served cold, but I don’t think you need to, I liked it room-temp.

Help and photo by certain special someone.  (See people, first date cookies work).


4 Comments on “Chocolate Pumpkin Pie”

  1. 1 Johanna said at 9:01 pm on November 24th, 2009:

    This pie is phenomenal. And I’m a pretty big fan of the helper too. :)

  2. 2 Ben said at 12:16 am on November 25th, 2009:

    And I’m a fan of the above commenter. As usual, I’m biased, but this pie was excellent (and a complement to some tasty risotto). I’m not even bragging as the helper; it’s Bakezilla’s kitchen, and I was just mixing dough in it. She keeps outdoing herself, which can’t be easy after those first date cookies.

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  4. 4 Alyssa said at 1:17 pm on November 27th, 2009:

    This pie sounds amazing…I might have to make this for christmas, or just for a Tuesday. Pumpkin and chocolate is one of my new favorite combos.


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