Michael Symon's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

When I saw all the ooohs and ahhhhs from the people tasting this pie, I knew I had to get the recipe. If you're in a hurry, use a store bought pie crust. From the Chew! UPDATE: Due to a helpful reviewer, I have lowered the salt amount in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Pie Crust: Combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse until coarse, with small marbles of butter remaining. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the ice water and pulse until crumbly, and dough holds when squeezed together. Add another sprinkle of water if too dry, but do not overmix.
  2. Transfer dough to a plastic bag, press into a disk, and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  4. Roll out dough on floured surface. Press into pie plate, trim to leave 1-inch excess around edges, fold under and flute edges. Cut a piece of parchment or nonstick foil to the size of the pie, and use to line pie crust. Fill with pie weights, and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 325°F.
  6. For the Pie Filling: In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently until smooth, and remove from heat.
  7. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, evaporated milk, light brown sugar, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Fold in the chocolate mixture, and pour into pie crust. Place pie pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325*F until center of pie has set, about an hour. Refrigerate until cooled completely to serve.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe and it is terrible. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much salt and it just was not good. We had to throw it out.

hill.betty_11608687 November 10, 2011

We made Michael's pie and loved it the first day........however the second day not so much. Not sure what went wrong; the crust was tough and so was the filling. Great if you can eat it all in one day.

moom.com November 15, 2011