Okay, I will be honest that I was very hesitant to try this
since chocolate with pumpkin just didn't sound "right."
And that's saying a lot for me since I love chocolate with just about anything!
I gave it a try and I was pleasantly surprised!
Even my sweetie pie was asking for seconds and thirds :)
1 package (4 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 pie crusts
1/2 cup chopped pecans or slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, egg yolk, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin
until well blended.
Stir chocolate chips into cream cheese mixture.
Chill for 10 minutes.
On a cutting board, roll out one pie crust.
Sprinkle crust evenly with granulated sugar and 1/4 cup pecans or almonds.
Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in a strip across the top of crust.
Starting at the filled edge, roll dough into a log and place onto prepared cookie sheet.
Repeat with remaining crust and filling.
Brush the tops of pie crust with a small amount of milk
and sprinkle with granulated sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until crisp and golden.
Cool 5 minutes and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
To serve, slice into 1-inch slices.
What pumpkin recipe do you enjoy?
Hugs to you!