Pumpkin Cream Pie in a Chocolate Crust Recipe

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a classic and delicious treat for Halloween or the fall season. Here is a unique twist on the classic pumpkin pie recipe:


  • 8 ounces chocolate wafer cookies (33 cookies)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pure pumpkin puree (5-ounce can)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (brandy or apple cider)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (finely grated peeled)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (grated)
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice (ground)
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • Chocolate curls (see Note for garnish)


  1. Make the crust In a food processor, pulse the cookies until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the butter and sugar. Mix until well combined, then press into a 9-inch metal pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Transfer to a rack and let cool.
  3. Make the filling In a large bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree with all of the remaining ingredients until smooth. Scrape the filling into the piecrust and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the filling is set but slightly jiggly in the centre. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.
  4. Make the topping In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the crème fraîche with the cream and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Spoon the topping over the pie, garnish with chocolate curls and serve.

Equipment Required

You’ll need a number of necessary appliances to make the ideal Pumpkin Cream Pie in a Chocolate Crust, which will guarantee a delicious and reliable dessert. Start with a top-notch professional stand mixer that will blend the velvety pumpkin filling to perfection with ease. To ensure a well-balanced and delectable flavor, exact measurements of the main ingredients require a sturdy and accurate kitchen scale. A professional food processor with a sharp blade for smashing the cookies and shaping the perfect crust texture, which will result in a rich chocolate crust. A pie plate is the ideal presentation. With the correct tools, you can quickly make a delicious Chocolate-Crust Pumpkin Cream Pie that will have them coming back for more.

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