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Pumpkin Chocolate Pie

Updated on October 21, 2017
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie | Source

This is not your traditional Pumpkin Pie. Chocolate and Pumpkin may not sound like flavors that compliment one another but I do believe your palate will be pleasantly surprised! Making this pie is a bit time consuming but the outcome is well worth it! Chocolate and Pumpkin with a Sour Cream Topping that is decadent and delightful!

Dark Chocolate is Good For You!

The benefits from Chocolate come from the flavonoids which are pigments in the plants that Chocolate is made from. Flavonoids act as antioxidants which are substances our body uses to repair cell damage and promote good health. Dark Chocolate has a large number of antioxidants in it!

Did you know that Chocolate promotes heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing LDL Cholesterol? It also stimulates Endorphins which elevate the mood!

If you like to drink milk with your chocolate you may not reap the health benefits because milk may interfere with the absorption of Antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • Deep Dish 9" Pillsbury Frozen Pie Shell or you can make your own
  • 2 Tbs. Butter, unsalted
  • 6 ounces Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate (you will need to melt some and shave more for the top of the pie)
  • 12 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 can Pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Sour Cream

Melt Butter in Double Boiler
Melt Butter in Double Boiler | Source
Add Chopped Chocolate
Add Chopped Chocolate | Source

Prepare the Pie Filling

  • Melt the Butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water
  • Add the Chocolate and whisk until smooth
  • Set aside the Butter and Chocolate mixture to partially cool



Beat Cream Cheese, Sugar and Eggs
Beat Cream Cheese, Sugar and Eggs | Source
Add Pumpkin and Spices
Add Pumpkin and Spices | Source
Beat until Smooth
Beat until Smooth | Source
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the Cream Cheese
  • Gradually add 1 1/4 cups of the Sugar
  • Add the Eggs
  • Add the Pumpkin, Vanilla Extract, Spices and Salt and beat until well combined

The Bottom Layer

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Pour half of the Pumpkin Filling into a separate bowl
  • Stir in the melted Chocolate, blend evenly
  • Pour into the Pie Shell and gently shake to settle the filling
  • Bake on the center oven rack for 20 minutes
  • Allow pie to cool for 15 minutes

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The Middle Layer

  • Spoon the remaining Pumpkin Filling over the Chocolate layer
  • Shake gently to settle the filling
  • Place pie on a baking sheet to catch any overflow as it bakes
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the filling has puffed around the edges
  • Allow the pie to cool for about 40 minutes or until the filling levels


The Top Layer

  • Combine Sour Cream and remaining 1/4 cup of Sugar in a small saucepan
  • Stir the mixture over low heat for about 2 minutes until it is warm
  • Spoon it on the top of the pie
  • Cool the pie thoroughly
  • Cover loosely with tented foil and chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Before serving cover the top of the pie with Shaved Chocolate


The Top Layer
The Top Layer | Source
Top with Shaved Chocolate
Top with Shaved Chocolate | Source

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    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      I must admit it was quite yummy! Thanks so much for stopping by and voting! Sandi

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, useful, and awesome. OMG! I am in love.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Hi truthfornow and thanks for stopping by and commenting:) You're right! it was not boring and disappeared pretty quickly.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for stopping by mary-deo. It turned out to be a nice combination of flavors. Having cream cheese on the top didn't hurt either! I appreciate the nice comment:)

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Brett. I too thought it to be a weird combination but my sister requested it and it turned out to be delicious! I appreciate you stopping by:)

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      Marie Hurt 

      7 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      The pics of your pie make it look so yummy. What an interesting combination of tastes. No more boring old pumpkin pie!

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      mary-deo 

      7 years ago from Caloocan City, University Hills

      Wow! makes me hungry! I really love eating chocolates most especially when they are coupled in variety of foodstuff! Chocolates found to be a great combination that puts a twist taste!

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      What an interesting combination, pumpkin and chocolate (ok, I've tried the seeds, but not the meat). The picture sure does look tasty though.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for stopping by protechno! It was quite yummy and I don't believe it had time to get lonely once the fork was in hand. Lol

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      protechno 

      7 years ago

      Oh My!

      Yummmmy

      That chocolate cake looks so delicious ... and so lonely on its own :(

      I wonder if it got some company :)

      Thanks for Sharing.

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