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10.01.2012

Pumpkin Brownie Pie


Holy cow it has been a whole month since our last chocolate party. How is that even possible??

Last month if you remember our challenge was to make something with apples and chocolate. I made these, Apple and White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

THIS month we were set with the challenge to make something chocolate and pumpkin. This for me was quite easy, since I absolutely adore the chocolate pumpkin combo!

I was thinking of making a pumpkin swirled brownie, then I was thinking of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. But then... I wanted brownies AND pie all at the same time.

I held my breath whipped something up and walla. It worked!

The crust is a traditional butter pastry dough. The brownie layer is the perfect amount of fudge crossed with a custard like texture to match the pumpkin pie layer. For chocolate I used one of my new favorite chocolate bars Green and Black's Ginger Dark Chocolate. It has pieces of crystallized ginger through out it lending the pie the perfect amount of spice!  This is  a pie you most definitely  need to make this fall. It will be making an appearance on our Thanksgiving table this year for sure! 



I also found it quite appropriate that I'd kick the month off with a great pumpkin recipe for you. If you follow me on facebook you have probably heard me talking about my "For the Love of Pumpkin" party. It is a week of guest post from some of my favorite ladies right here on Bakeaholic Mama. Not only are they sharing their favorite pumpkin recipes every day, I will be hosting a linky so you can come share your favorite pumpkin recipes as well. But wait there is more!!

I have also teamed up with some great companies. I have seven separate giveaways, each day will be something new you can enter to win! We have some goodies from companies such as KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Green Mountain Coffee, Green and Black's Chocolate... just to name a few!
 

Be sure to check back daily the week of the 14th and tell your friends as well!


 Pumpkin Brownie Pie


Ingredients:


1 single layer pastry crust, my recipe can be found HERE. but halved! 

For the brownie layer:

1/2 cup of butter
3.5 oz bar of Green and Black's Ginger Dark Chocolate
1/4 cup unsweetened coco powder
3/4  cups of sugar 2 eggs  

1 tbs vanilla extract 
2 tbs of sour cream
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt


For the pumpkin layer:

1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
6 oz evaporated milk
1/2 can of pumpkin puree (7.5 oz)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs of all purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   

On your stove top over medium low heat melt your butter and chocolate together. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl whisk eggs, and sugar together.

Mix in butter/chocolate mixture.

Mix in  vanilla, sour cream, flour and salt. 

Pour into unbaked pie shell.

Bake for 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile mix together all of the ingredients for your pumpkin layer.

Remove pie from oven after 15 minutes.

Pour pumpkin mixture on the top. Return to oven and bake for 35-50 minutes (mine took about 45 minutes. Or until the center is set and just barely jiggles. 

Allow to cool to room temperature before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  

Want to join in the fun? Go check out Roxana's Home Baking for the guidelines. Click HERE for info!

 



Check out some of my friends and what they have created for this month's Chocolate Party!


  





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32 comments:

  1. When you first gave a sneak peak of your creation, I didn't even realize there was a crust on this pie, I was just mesmerized by the rich brownie layer. This would be a perfect way for my to further my adventure into the pumpkin eating world! Pinned.

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  2. Say what?! How did all that get on one plate? Dying inside to try this. Is 6am too early to start LOL!

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  3. wow - this looks utterly perfect for fall (or anytime for that matter!)

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  4. Oh mah gawsh. I need this pie! Look at that brownie action. Hubba, hubba!

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  5. That pie is incredible looking!!! I seriously want to eat all of it right now!!! I am so excited for pumpkin week:-)

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  6. Fantastic pie! I like how the layers mix. And the crystallized ginger with chocolate sounds so good, I can never find that here!

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  7. This sounds like an amazing pie! I love pumpkin and brownies!

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  8. This looks delicious, Carrie! Love the combination of the brownie made with the ginger dark chocolate, with the pumpkin!!!

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  9. So fun! I love brownie pie. Pumpkin is a great addition!

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  10. You just took the pumpkin pie to a whole new level! I love it!

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  11. Shut the front door! This looks amazing. Anything that has this combo is a must try in my book!

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  12. I've seen some great recipes for pumpkin swirled brownies in the past but this pie looks absolutely elegant! Nice job with our ingredients this month! : )

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  13. I love the layers and the contrasting colors are so fun

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  14. Mmmmmmmmm....I've made a lot of layered brownies, but this pie has given me new inspiration! Great Chocolate Party dessert :)

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  15. Awesome! I haven't considered the chocolate-pumpkin much, but I am definitely giving it a try now.

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  16. Wow! Your pumpkin brownie pie has really caught my imagination, I can't get the bright color of the pumpkin layer in the contrast with the brownie layer out of my mind. I think I need to make this pie;-)

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  17. What a beautiful pie Carrie! I love the brownie layer (hello chocolate) and the use of ginger chocolate is brilliant!
    Thanks for bringing it to the #chocolateparty.

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  18. Oh my, this is insane! Look at all those gorgeous layers!

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  19. the best of both worlds! pumpkin and chocolate brownie!! yum :)

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  20. That's amazing! LOVE the fudge brownie layer. YUM!

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  21. Beautiful pie, this sounds incredible!

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  22. Carrie, what a brilliant, fantastic creation! You've combined two of my absolute favourite desserts into one and it looks freaking amazing! I can't wait to try making this. That ginger chocolate bar sounds delicious too...I hope you had to "taste-test" the chocolate before using it in your recipe ;)

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  23. Wow. I need this with a nice stout. Or a pumpkin ale. Amazing.

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  24. Hi there,

    I've mentioned your wonderful pumpkin recipe in my blog. I hope that's ok? I'm also a new and happy follower and maybe you would like to do the same:-)

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/10/pumpkin-inspiration.html

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  25. I love that first picture! This looks amazing. I'd love to try to find a way to make a white chocolate version! I'm experiencing some serious white chocolate pumpkin mania.

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  26. This is my new favorite Thanksgiving dessert, hands down AMAZING. I made it in a rectangular tart pan (perfect for cutting into long wedges) and used a cream cheese pie dough I had stored in the freezer. Everything else I followed to a T, just using a hazelnut-chocolate bar instead of ginger-choc, and pureed butternut squash for the pumpkin (I had heard it's great for pumpkin pie, and it did not disappoint). And it somehow seems to get better everyday. If I hadn't made it myself, I would have guessed it was cheesecake. So creamy and flavorful. This will certainly be on my menu for years to come. Thank you!

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  27. BooYA! This was really good. I used dark chocolate for the ginger chocolate because I didn't have any.
    I am making this again, often.
    The only thing that I would change was that the pumpkin filling needed a pinch of salt.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! And ya know what? I think I might agree. I need to ad 1/4 tsp salt to the pumpkin layer. A pinch makes a world of a difference in almost everything.

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  28. I making this again right now. We're having company tonight. Have to make the best dessert.
    Thank you again for the recipe.

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