A simple rule in the kitchen, chocolate makes any dessert better. This pumpkin pie is no exception. If you like pumpkin pie you will love Pumpkin Chocolate Pie. When you think of it, pumpkin and chocolate go hand in hand. Pumpkin cookies are better with a handful of chocolate chips, pumpkin bread even better with some chocolate or even some Nutella swirled in, and pumpkin pie follows right in line with these autumn desserts.
After tasting my friend Haley’s Chocolate Pecan Pie, I was inspired to add some chocolate to another Thanksgiving dessert staple, pumpkin pie. The result? A silky blend of rich chocolate and creamy pumpkin, perfect with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream. I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, but with a gingersnap crust and swirled chocolate mixed in, I’ve found my pumpkin pie match.
In addition to enjoying pie with friends this weekend, we held our first coffee tasting which I’ll be sharing about later in the week, ate at Ali Baba again and we camped out by the fire all day Saturday because our power went off.
When the power went off, we loaded up on wood and watched a movie until our computer batteries died, then we sat a chatted with friends over candle light and the flames in the fireplace. We couldn’t help but enjoy the simplicity of a few hours without technology. We are so connected online that when we disconnect, we go all out and turn off our phones and any connection besides just enjoying the people we’re with. Some of our favorite moments are when we’re disconnected and enjoying good company of just each other or an intimate group of friends. Better conversation occurs, more laughter, and the wine tastes better.
I will say that there was a moment in our day that we said to each other, “Well what should we do now? What did people do before technology??” What do you do when the power goes out? I’d love to know!
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