….are you tired of pie recipes??? If you are like me, then the answer is, “No, you can never have enough pie recipes, especially when they involve pumpkin and chocolate!”
Chocolate Marbled Pumpkin Pie
adapted from Food and Wine
- Pre-made 9 in. pie dough (I have actually never tried to make my own pie dough before…it always seems like a daunting task for some reason)
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar (original called for 3/4 cup, but I thought it was plenty sweet with 1/2 c)
- 1 tablespoon cornstach
- 1 heaping tbsp. cinnamon (original called for 2 tsp…rule of thumb: always, always increase amount of cinnamon in recipes!)
- other spices: 3/4 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- pinch salt
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk (original called for heavy cream)
- 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 60% cacoa chips…soooo good!)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line 9 in pie pan with crust.
- Bake pie crust until golden (I did about 15 minutes.)
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, cornstarch, spices, and salt until smooth.
- Whisk in pumpkin and coconut milk.
- Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. (This will prevent chocolate from burning….or you could melt it in a double broiler over the stove.)
- Transfer 1 cup of pumpkin filling to a small bowl and mix melted chocolate.
- Pour remaining pumpkin filling in crust.
- Dollop chocolate mixture on top and swirl with a butter knife.
- Bake pie for about 45 minutes.
- Bring to large family holiday gathering and don’t tell any non-health nuts about subbing the light coconut milk for cream until they have enjoyed a slice!
Although desserts are my favorite thing to make for holiday, I also brought a big fall salad to our Thanksgiving:
In the salad:
- 2 bags mixed baby greens
- 4 Bartlett pears
- 6 slices of prosciutto, sauteed
I also made a grapefruit dressing:
- 2-3 tbls grapefruit vinegar (found at Trader Joe’s!!!)
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- salt and pepper
My whole plate at Thanksgiving:
Salad, turkey (we had 2 types: classic and mesquite roasted!), ham, butternut squash (recipe in last post), parmesan mashed potatoes, and stuffing (recipe in last post).
Un-pictured: sausage balls and cheese and crackers for appetizers, wine, pie, brownies, and decaf coffee with cream. This was ALOT of food!!
While I was having a food hangover the next day, my brother was ready for a big breakfast:
That’s four pieces of bacon, two eggs, and cheddar cheese between two waffles.
Just to emphasize, in case anyone is just skimming this post, I did not eat this breakfast sandwich, I am drinking tea with a still-full-from-Thanksgiving stomach while marveling at my brother’s appetite.
Sometimes, I wish I was a teenage boy….
On another note, wondering what to get your green-living loving and foodie friends??? How about some edible shoes?
I would love to give these to somebody just to see their reaction, lol. Have you started Christmas/holiday shopping yet?