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Hi Bold Bakers!
WHAT YOU GET: Custardy pumpkin and rich chocolate get swirled together in my Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie recipe! This recipe makes for a beautiful pumpkin pie with a delicious, chocolatey twist! Share with friends or indulge in it all by yourself — either way, it’s absolutely phenomenal for fall!
Pumpkin pie is likely the most popular go-to pie during the holidays. While there’s nothing wrong with store-bought, there’s nothing like a good homemade pumpkin pie! And this pie takes it up a notch!
My Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie recipe takes your classic pumpkin pie to the next level with decadent chocolate swirled into it. Not only does it make for an extra special design, but it also brings out the best in both chocolate and pumpkin flavoring.
Using my Homemade Pie Crust and Homemade Pumpkin Pie recipe, you’ll have a pie that no one can resist. Give it a try!
What Kind Of Chocolate Is Best For Baking?
I recommend using semisweet chocolate in this chocolate pumpkin pie recipe to give it that sweet chocolatey flavor without being too bittersweet. It’s the perfect kind of chocolate to use in recipes where chocolate is not necessarily the dominant flavor. In this case, we want our pumpkin pie to shine through with proper doses of chocolate.
How To Double Boil Chocolate
A double boiler, or bain-marie, is a gentler way to melt chocolate. You’re essentially stacking one pot or heatproof bowl on top of a pot filled with water. Heat it to barely a simmer, and the steam from the lower pot will heat the upper pot or bowl, where the chocolate can gradually melt.
You can also use your microwave to melt chocolate. Simply place your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 20-second intervals. Make sure to stir in between.
What’s The Difference Between Pumpkin Puree And Pumpkin Pie Filling?
Pumpkin puree is cooked and pureed squash or pumpkin, whereas pumpkin pie filling has added pumpkin pie spices and sugar already.
You can find pureed pumpkins in stores under “canned pumpkins,” they’re the same thing! Or, challenge yourself and make Pumpkin Puree at home!
Tools You Need To Make Pumpkin Pie With Chocolate Swirl:
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Rolling pin
- 9-inch (23 cm) pie tin or pie dish
- Parchment paper
- Pie weights (alternatively, dried beans or rice)
- Mixing bowls
- Double boiler
- Silicone spatula
All About Pie Crusts
My Homemade Pie Crust recipe will result in the perfect crust every time!
Since this recipe calls for a wetter filling, you will want to blind-bake your pie crust. Baking your crust just slightly before the actual bake with the filling will prevent a soggy pie crust and leave you with a flakier and crispier pastry in the end.
The best part about pie crusts is that you can freeze both baked and unbaked pie crusts. An unbaked crust will do well in the freezer for around 2 months, and a baked crust will freeze for about 4 months.
Is My Pie Done Baking?
It can be difficult to know when your pie is done baking because of the filling’s color and texture. Make sure the edges are set, but the center jiggles slightly.
How To Store Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
To keep your Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie for longer, store it well-covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie:
- You can use dried beans or rice if you don’t have pie weights.
- Make sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling, which is already sweetened and spiced.
- I usually use bittersweet chocolate in all of my baking. Still, I suggest semisweet chocolate for this recipe because it’s a better balance with the more delicate flavor of pumpkin.
- Any pumpkin pie is always better with Homemade Whipped Cream!
- If you are sensitive to wheat, try making this with my Gluten Free Pie Crust!
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