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Michael Symon's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Michael Symon Chocolate Pumpkin Pie1
A Thanksgiving Staple with a Chocolate Twist!
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
8
cost
$
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Need a way to change up the traditional pumpkin pie? Add some chocolate!
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ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter (very cold and cut into small pieces)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ice Cold Water
  • 3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (very finely chopped)
  • 6 oz Semisweet Chocolate (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 14 oz Can Pumpkin
  • 1 12 oz Can Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup Packed Light-Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Ground Cloves
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
    2 teaspoons Salt
    1/2 teaspoon Sugar
    1/2 cup Unsalted butter (very cold and cut into small pieces)
    2-3 tablespoons Ice Cold Water
    For the Pie Crust: Combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse until coarse, with small marbles of butter remaining. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the ice water and pulse until crumbly, and dough holds when squeezed together. Add another sprinkle of water if too dry, but do not overmix.
  • 2
      
    Transfer dough to a plastic bag, press into a disk, and refrigerate for one hour.
  • 3
      
    Preheat oven to 425F.
  • 4
      
    Roll out dough on floured surface. Press into pie plate, trim to leave 1-inch excess around edges, fold under and flute edges. Cut a piece of parchment or nonstick foil to the size of the pie, and use to line pie crust. Fill with pie weights, and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  • 5
      
    Reduce heat to 325F.
  • 6
    3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (very finely chopped)
    6 oz Semisweet Chocolate (chopped)
    4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (cut into small pieces)
    For the Pie Filling: In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently until smooth, and remove from heat.
  • 7
    1 14 oz Can Pumpkin
    1 12 oz Can Evaporated Milk
    3/4 cup Packed Light-Brown Sugar
    3 Large Eggs
    1 tablespoon Cornstarch
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    1/4 teaspoons Salt
    3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
    1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
    Pinch of Ground Cloves
    In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, evaporated milk, light brown sugar, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Fold in the chocolate mixture, and pour into pie crust. Place pie pan on a baking sheet.  Bake at 325F until center of pie has set, about an hour. Refrigerate until cooled completely to serve.
 
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