Sunday, November 22, 2015

Double Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and, if you read this blog, you know that I think all holidays should be celebrated with Chocolate. Consequently, I'm posting my favorite Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie. This recipe for Double Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie is from the Dairy Farmers of Canada website Dairy Goodness. I've posted this recipe in the past for Canadian Thanksgiving which occurs in October, but I think those of us south of the border will benefit by this pie at our November Thanksgiving table.

Double Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie


1-1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (chocolate wafers that have been crushed)
1/4 cup sweet butter, melted

Chocolate Ganache Layer:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp sweet butter, softened
1 cup whipping cream

Pumpkin Layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1 cup thick whipping cream
Whipped cream, to garnish
Freshly grated nutmeg


In bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter until moistened and pat evenly into bottom and up side of 10-inch deep pie plate. Bake in preheated 350 °F oven for about 10 minutes or until firm. Let cool.

Chocolate Ganache Layer:
Place chocolate and butter in bowl. In small saucepan bring cream to boil. Pour over chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Slowly whisk chocolate until melted and smooth. Gently pour into cooled crust. Place in refrigerator for about 1 hour or until set.

Pumpkin Layer:
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat Cream Cheese and Sugar until fluffy. Beat in pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and cloves until smooth.

Whip cream. Fold half of cream into pumpkin mixture until light. Fold in remaining whipped cream until well combined. Spread over top of chocolate layer and smooth top. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set and firm. (If you make ahead: you can cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg before serving.

Photo: Dairy Farmers of Canada


Patti Phillips said...

Finally, a way to serve a chocolate pie that makes a nod to Thanksgiving. Yum!

vallery said...

just printed it out. Not sure what chocolate cookies to get.

Janet Rudolph said...

Famous Chocolate Wafer cookies...available everywhere.