Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie

I hope yall are not sick of the pumpkin craze yet! It's only September, after all! I live with a chocolate lover. And a pumpkin lover. And the lover of anything pumpkin-chocolate. So once the fall season rolls around, it's pumpkin everything in this house. It isn't quite cold enough yet thought to not enjoy a good cold cream pie. I found this pie is perfect with a cup of coffee, and of course, for breakfast!
The recipe:
For the crust
2 cups of crushed Chocolate Graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine ingredients and press into pie tin. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

For the Filling:
2/3 cup sugar
2.5 squares of unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup corn starch
2 cups almond milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin
3 egg yolk

In a dutch cooker, heat sugar, chocolate, corn starch, pie spice and slowly stir in almond milk and cream. Stir for 10 minutes constantly, and then once combined, cook for another 10 minutes, only stirring occasionally. Temper your egg yolk (make sure you wisk them first) with a few spoonfuls of the hot chocolate filling, and then combine eggs, stirring for another 5 minutes until fully combined, after you take it off the heat, stir in pumpkin and spices. Spoon into baked (and cooled) pie crust and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. {you can use whole milk instead of almond milk, but because of my intolerance to milk, I tried to make this so I could at least enjoy a few bites!}

For the Cream:
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
vanilla bean

Whip cream and sugar and spice to your liking until peaks form and your cream stiffens. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before topping your pie.  

I am so happy I have been making more time to bake and make desserts lately. I love it more than just about anything, and I can't wait to make it a bigger part of our life soon....

{The coffee mug is from Jade Flower, a gift from Danielle, and the tea towel is from our booth neighbor at Renegade, Ktaadn, the plate is vintage.}

Do you like cream pie? What's your favorite kind? If you try this recipe, link up to me and let me know how it comes out! I have a list full of things to do today, so back to it. Enjoy your Thursday!



  1. That look incredible! I'm wanting a piece so bad right now. So making one of these soon.


    1. we may or may not have eaten it for breakfast!

  2. This looks amazing! I'm totally trying this tomorrow, but I'm going to try with gluten free graham crackers. Do you think that would work?

    1. Ok, so it's taking me two months to try this recipe. I'm ready to try in the morning. One question though... It says 2.5 squares of unsweetened chocolate. Does all chocolate come in the same size squares? Is there a specific brand you use?

  3. Gah this looks aweeeeesome. I just bought chocolate and pumpkin today with no plans as to what I would make with them, and this recipe leaves enough pumpkin for some pancakes. Although, that would put me in tough decision territory, pie or pancakes for breakfast?? Thanks for sharing! I always love your down home recipes.

  4. Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try. Not going to lie the pumpkin pie I tried to make a couple of weeks ago came out not so great, I like to blame the pumpkin puree not being all that great, and not my hodgepodge recipe, haha!

    1. Pumpkin pie isn't always easy. I've made some not so great pies before. But let me know if you need a banging recipe.

    2. Yes please! I've been looking for a good one to use for one (or three) of our pies for our wedding!

  5. This looks amazing! I'm glad you're baking more too because all of your recipes look incredible. Love the towel and mug too.

  6. pumpkin: good. chocolate: bad. it should be illegal to combine the two ;) and speaking of baking, my morning sucked because i'm all out of cinnamon rolls! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE?!

    1. haha, I'll mail you some.
      I heard you hate pizza too.........

  7. damn....i am so mad i went home. that looks yum X 10

  8. stop it, this pie looks amazing! I don't think I could ever get sick of pumpkin!

    1. I dont think I will ever get sick of it either!

  9. Looks and sounds so yummy!! UGH!
    xo Heather

  10. I said "shut up" out loud because this looks so seriously amazing. I hold off on anything pumpkin until October, so I don't get sick of it too quick. I spend my September fixated on apple stuff instead!

    ANYWAY. This just made its way to the top of my must-bake list!

    1. SHUT UP! It will still be good in october. ;)

  11. This sounds and looks amazing! And I LOVE that mug! XO

  12. Oh my God this looks absolutely divine. Two of my favorite things put together in one!! Yuuuum.

  13. I really want to make this, but I'm pretty sure I dont know what half of these things re or where to get the ingredients on this side of the world (dutch cooker?!) so you need to come here and make it for me right now pls