How to: Pumpkin Pie featuring Hilite’s food blog, THE SCOOP

How to: Pumpkin Pie featuring Hilite’s food blog, THE SCOOP

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The cold air of fall is here: And so is the PSAT/NMSQT. Why not reward your studying with some tasty chocolate pumpkin pie? 

Ingredients (serves about eight):

The crust:

•1 1/2 cup cookie crumbs

•2 tbsp. sugar

•Pinch salt

•5 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

The filling:

•3 eggs (room temperature)

•15 oz can pure pumpkin

•1/2 cup organic whole milk

•1/2 cup dark brown sugar

•1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

•1/2 tsp. ground ginger

•1/4 tsp. ground cloves

•1/4 tsp. nutmeg

•1/2 tsp. salt

•4 oz melted chocolate

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grind up cookies into really fine crumbs and mix the crumbs with melted butter, sugar and salt. Use hands or a spatula; mix.  Press the mixture in a prepared baking pan about halfway up the sides.  Bake the crust for 10 minutes.

2) Lightly whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add pure pumpkin, milk, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg and salt.  Stir to combine, reserving about 1/2 cup of mixture.

3)Pour pie filling into the crust. Separately, mix what is left of the mixture with the 4 ounces of melted chocolate.

4) Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture onto the top of the pie. Swirl lightly with a knife to make some interesting patterns.

5) Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Enjoy your chocolate pumpkin pie!

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