Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Layered Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

I can't recall if I shared this here last year or not, but even if I did it is SO good it deserves to be posted again. I found this on the Internet, but can't recall where, and I'd like to be sure the proper person receives credit for this incredibly delicious recipe! My brother and husband are convinced I could become a millionaire by selling these. It is quite good, although I'm not sure THAT good!

1 ready made 8 or 9 inch pie shell
3 tbs butter
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
12 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
Bake the pie shell according to package directions. Set aside.
Combine butter and chocolate in microwavable bowl, and heat until melted(approx. 1 minute, stir, then an additional 1-2 minutes)
In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cup sugar, and eggs one at a time. Slowly stir in the pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt. Pour 1/2 of the filling into a separate bowl. Add melted chocolate to one mixture, and combine thoroughly. Pour into pie shell, and bake for 20 minute at 350 degrees. Cool for 15 minutes, then add remaining pumpkin pie filling. Bake again for 35 minutes, and let cool for approx. 1 hour.
In a separate bowl, combine sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar, soften in microwave for approx. 45-60 seconds(do not let it curdle) and pour on top of pie for final layer. Chill overnight, and serve chilled!
Try this one for Christmas dinner, it will be a hit, I promise!