Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Source: Martha Stewart
For the crust:
- 2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 oz. bittersweet (61%) chocolate, finely chopped
For the filling:
- 6 oz. semisweet (55%) chocolate, chopped
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
- 15 oz. pumpkin puree
- 12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground cloves
For the drizzle:
- 1 oz. milk chocolate, melted
- To make the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugars, salt and cinnamon. Evenly press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a deep 9 1/2 inch pie dish. Bake the crust until firm and fragrant, for about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove the pie dish from the oven and immediately sprinkle the bittersweet chocolate pieces over the bottom of the crust. Return the pie dish to the oven for about 1 minute, until the chocolate is melted. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate in a thin layer on the bottom and up the sides of the crust. Allow the crust to cool on a wire rack and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
- While the crust is cooling, make the pie filling. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the semisweet chocolate and butter together in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring well between each cycle, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla, salt and spices together until everything is well-mixed. While whisking the chocolate, slowly add in 1/3 of the pumpkin puree mixture to the chocolate mixture. Once that's mixed well, add in the rest of the pumpkin puree mixture and whisk until everyhing is well incorporated.
- Place the pie dish on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the pumpkin/chocolate mixture into the crust. You may have some extra filling (you could bake this in ramekins for mini servings…it will take less time to bake, though), so only fill the pie dish until you have about 1/4 inch of space left at the top (for rising).
- Bake the pie until the center is set, but still wobbly, for about 55-60 minutes. Allow the pie to cool in the pie dish on a wire rack, and then refrigerate the pie until chilled (at least 8 hours or overnight). Before serving the pie, drizzle the milk chocolate over the top. Enjoy!
Disclosure: I was compensated by SocialSpark to write this post, and was sent product samples from Pacific Foods at no cost to me. All opinions are 100% my own.