Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


2large eggs, room temperature
1can (16 oz) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
1cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2cup whipping cream


1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with non-stick spray and carefully fit in one 9-inch unbaked pie crust. Pinch edges together with fingers for a decorative edge.

3. Microwave 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup whipping cream in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH for one minute or until melted, stirring at 30-second intervals.

4. Spoon chocolate mixture over bottom of pie crust. Cover and chill one hour, or until chocolate mix is set.

5. In a large bowl combine eggs, pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice, and black pepper. Mix with hand-held mixer until combined.

6. Pour pumpkin mixture into the crust.

7. Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes.