Hellooo holiday season! I love Thanksgiving and I love Christmas, so this part of the year is one of my favorites. To kick off the winter holidays, I’m starting a new segment called Foodie Tuesdays. Check back every week for new recipes! I’ll try to stick to international foods, but sometimes I just need some good American pie.
As I mentioned in my post last week, I made a chocolate pumpkin spice latte pie for Thanksgiving. Here’s the recipe:
- Gather ingredients.
- 1 1/2 – 2 lbs prepared pumpkin pie purée. I used one 2 lb can of pumpkin pie filling– the kind that is already spiced.
- I cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup melted butter (1 cup for crust and 1/2 cup for pie filling)
- Chocolate powder to taste (1/4 cup) if you want your latte to be a mocha
- Finely ground instant coffee to taste (1/4 cup)
- 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies
- First, prepare your crust. We ground the gingersnap by soaking them in the 1 cup of butter and smashing them with a pastry cutter. You can put them in a plastic bag and crush them if that works better for you.
- Mix the crumbs with the butter and use a fork to evenly smash them to the bottom of your pie pan. I used a casserole because I don’t have a pie pan. Such is the budget expat life.
- Preheat your oven to 425* F
- Beat your eggs. Add them, the milk, and the remaining butter to your pumpkin pie filling.
- Fill two small bowls with 1 cup of pie filling each. Add your coffee to one and your chocolate to the other. You may have to add extra of one or the other powder so that the pumpkin does not overpower the other flavors.
- Pour the orange pie filling into the pie pan. Smooth the surface.
- Drop teaspoons of the coffee and chocolate pie filling all over the top of the orange pie filling
- Use a butter knife to swirl and marbleize the two colors
- Put the pie in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. You should turn the temperature down to 350* F after the first 10 minutes.
- Voilà! You have created a delicious treat to rival Starbuck’s most famous holiday drink.
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