I can’t imagine our Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie. It’s just a classic that’s begging to be a part of your fall holiday every year. I just get tired of the classic version – so we mix it up. This Pumpkin Pie With Chocolate Ganache Topping is a twist on the classic dessert. You’ve got a thick layer of the creamy custard pumpkin that everyone knows and loves, then an added chocolate pumpkin spice layer on top. You’re going to love the modern flair!
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie With Chocolate Ganache Topping
I guess you could say that I love classic Thanksgiving dessert recipes, but I want my own version of them. It can’t be your standard apple pie and pecan pie – the same goes for pumpkin too. My crazy twists started out with the Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pie recipe and it’s moved onto ganache. Who says Thanksgiving dinner is boring? Not my family!
What To Serve Alongside Your Pumpkin Pie With Chocolate Ganache
This pie stands out on it’s own. However, you might want to add some whipped cream or ice cream. A true vanilla bean ice cream or cinnamon ice cream would taste amazing with this pie recipe. I love to serve several pies for Thanksgiving and have a fresh pot of coffee available.
Tips For Baking Your Pumpkin Pie
There are a couple of secrets to baking the perfect pumpkin pie, that applies to even this one too! Don’t leave your pie in the oven for too long. Follow the recipe to avoid that dreaded crack in the middle of your pumpkin pie. Let it cool completely before refrigerating overnight. You can’t add the chocolate ganache on the warm center.
You can also make your own pumpkin pie spice. Combine fresh spices — nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and even throw in some ginger. You can customize the flavor to how strong you like your pumpkin spice. Of course, using just store-bought pumpkin spice is great too, PLUS it saves time.
What To Buy For Your Pumpkin Pie With Chocolate Ganache:
- 9-Inch Deep Dish Pie
- Large Eggs
- Can of Pumpkin Puree
- Evaporated Milk
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cloves
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Spice Creamer
- Ground Cinnamon to Sprinkle on Top
- Fresh whipped Cream
Looking for other Thanksgiving recipes for your family dinner table? My favorite side dishes are these Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Southern Squash Casserole and Apple Sausage Stuffing. If you need another unique pie recipe, you can’t go wrong with a Kentucky Derby Pie.
- 1 9-inch Deep Dish Pie
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 - 15oz Can of Pumpkin Puree
- 1 C Evaporated Milk
- 14 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- Pumpkin Spice Ganache ingredients:
- 1 C Semi Sweet Chocolate
- ½ C Pumpkin Spice Creamer
- Ground cinnamon (to sprinkle on top)
- Optional: Fresh Whipped Cream
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place the pie dish onto a cookie sheet.
- Using a large bowl, whisk together the eggs until whisked.
- Whisk in the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, salt, and spices until combined.
- Pour pie mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350F and bake for another 50-60 minutes, or until set around the edges and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool to room temperature before placing into the fridge overnight.
- For the Pumpkin Spice Ganache: Place the chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl. Using a medium pot, bring the pumpkin spice creamer to a boil, about 2-4 minutes.
- Pour over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute before whisking until smooth.
- Pour the ganache over the cooled pie and smooth evenly. Allow to harden for an hour in the fridge. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with fresh whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 4gSugar: 61gProtein: 11g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.