Mom’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Want a pumpkin pie recipe that’s tried and true? This Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie is it – it’s my mom’s recipe!

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Mom's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie - this easy pumpkin pie recipe is a family favorite! A traditional pumpkin pie that's filled with chocolate chips!

This pie has been at every holiday and family gathering as long as I can remember. Well, sort of. I added the chocolate chips to my mom’s recipe because, well, why not? Chocolate chips belong in everything, including pumpkin pie!

Ever since I was a kid, my mom always brought pies to every holiday party. (And Russian Teacakes too!) The two pies that we always made were Pecan Pie and this Pumpkin Pie. I’m not sure why it took me 5 years to post her pumpkin pie…forgive me?

Whenever I think of this recipe, I think about Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Heidi’s Pies. That last one was a pie shop near where I grew up. For the entirety of my childhood, my mom used two silver pie tins that she’d saved from buying pies from Heidi’s back in the 70s. I never actually ate at Heidi’s Pies, but I ate pie from their pie plates several times a year!

There were a few staples we used when making my mom’s pumpkin pies each year: already prepared pie crust (from the refrigerator), canned pumpkin, and McCormick spices.

Mom's Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Recipe

While I wasn’t a fan of pumpkin pie as a kid, I loved making them with my mom. Why? Because of the spices! I absolutely loved opening up the allspice, cloves, and ginger and taking big deep whiffs of their spicy scents. Even today, smelling those pumpkin pie spices makes me immediately transport to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and standing on a chair in my Mom’s kitchen, stirring the pumpkin pie mixture. Sometimes I’ll randomly pull out the McCormick spices just to transport myself back in time.

This pie recipe could not be easier if you tried. Literally all you do is dump everything into a bowl, stir, and pour it into a prepared pie crust. It really is that fast and easy – and good!

Let’s talk pie crust for a second. You’re welcome to use a homemade pie crust for this pie. For the ease of making this recipe for you, I used a store bought crust (the refrigerated kind, from a pack of two). Also, I was being lazy. I had to make this pie twice. You know how I couldn’t recommend my new oven? While I was waiting for it to be replaced, I made this pie the oven burned it to a crisp. So…I went the easy route on round 2. My mom always used refrigerated pie crusts so…I’m just sticking to her recipe by using it. 🙂

Mom's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie - this easy pumpkin pie recipe is a family favorite! A traditional pumpkin pie that's filled with chocolate chips!

A few notes about the recipe:

  • The pie is very full. I used a standard 9″ pie plate and you can see from the pictures it’s full to the brim. Be sure to use at least a 9″ pie plate for this recipe or it will spill over. You can also use 9.5″ or 10″ pie plate, or a 9″ deep dish. Either way, put it on a cookie sheet for baking. This helps when you’re transporting it to the oven too, since it’s so full.
  • The pie bakes a long time. The crust will get over done if you don’t cover it. I like to cover the edges of my crust with foil and then remove them about 15 minutes before baking ends. You can also use a pie shield, if you have one. You can add that at the beginning and remove it, like the foil, or just add it to the pie after about half the bake time.
  • My mom used to make this as two pies, in two 7″ pie plates. Feel free to do that if you want, using 2 crusts.
  • If you want a traditional pumpkin pie recipe, just leave out the chocolate chips. But that would make me sad, because the added chocolate is so good in this pie!

I hope you love this easy pumpkin pie as much as we do. The chocolate added something extra special to the recipe and I don’t know if I’ll ever make a plain pumpkin pie again! Plus, it makes your house smell like a holiday. Enjoy! 🙂

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Mom's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

This is my Mom's Pumpkin Pie recipe, filled with chocolate chips! This pie has been made at every family gathering for years - it's a favorite!


Ingredients:


  • 1 pie crust (from scratch or from a pack of two)

  • 1 3/4 cups (or 1-15 ounce can) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons McCormick Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Allspice

  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Place your pie crust in a 9-10” pie plate. Please note: this pie gets very full. It’s pictured made in a standard 9” pie plate. If you have a 9.5” - 10” or 9” deep dish pie plate, you can use those as well. Just don’t use anything smaller than 9”. (Also - you can make this as two 7” pies, using two pie crusts.) Place pie plate on a cookie sheet for baking.

  3. Place pumpkin, salt, milk, eggs, both sugars, and spices in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into pie plate.

  4. It’s best if you cover the edges of the pie crust with foil before you start baking. Remove the foil after 50-60 minutes of bake time. You can also use a pie crust guard, if you have one. If you’re using a pie crust guard, you can also add it later on in the baking process, if you wish. It’s in the oven for a long time and the crust will get too brown without being covered at some point.

  5. Carefully transfer pie to oven and bake for 60-75 minutes. I’m giving a large range in time because it depends on what size pie plate you’re using and your oven. My 9” pie plate took 70 minutes. It’s done when the center looks solid. Cool completely, then wrap tightly and chill for at least 4 hours before serving. Serve with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.


Notes:

Want a traditional pumpkin pie recipe? Just omit the chocolate chips!


My mom! 🙂


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58 comments

  1. You just totally gave me Thanksgiving inspiration! I wanted to do a pumpkin pie twist this year, so chocolate chips it is. Why did that never occur to me? I thought of all sorts of whacked-out pumpkin pie recipes, but not this simple genius!

  2. This pie looks incredible, Dorothy! Chocolate sure makes everything better. I love the twist of chocolate chips in here. Just perfect for Thanksgiving!

  3. I like when foods bring back good memories!

  4. I love doing pumpkin pie twists! The first year I did it, all I did was add a crumble topping to one of two of my dad’s regular awesome pumpkin pie and people were all huffing and puffing saying they wanted the regular one and why did I do that, they were going to eat the regular one not mine. And then they all tried it and sure enough it disappeared first. Funny how stuck on tradition people get sometimes even in the face of something possibly more delicious!

  5. Looks so creamy.. Yummy!

  6. I am so excited for Thanksgiving! My favorite part of the holiday is the pumpkin pie! This looks spectacular! I love pumpkin chocolate chip muffins – why not throw them into a pie??

  7. Chocolate chip pumpkin pie > regular pumpkin pie. Always, always, go with the version with chocolate! 🙂

  8. I want this. I need this. I DESERVE this.

  9. How have I never had pumpkin pie with chocolate chips? Your mom is a genius.

  10. Wow this looks awesome and I love how easy it is to make! Pinning 🙂

  11. I love baking this time of the year too!!  I love all of the spices and the way they just instantly put me in a better mood.  My husbands two favorite dessert flavors are pumpkin and chocolate so this is perfect!!

  12. I have never loved pumpkin pie, but your recipe definitely makes me want to give it a second chance. Yours looks delicious and how can you go wrong adding chocolate to a pie!?!? Cannot wait to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Whoa!!! This looks amazing! 

  14. Allspice, cloves, and ginger are magical! I love them so much! Great story-telling in this post! I felt like I was walking a mile in your shoes, helping your mom make this pie! It looks wonderful and omitting the chocolate? No way!! Love all those little mini chocolate chips!

  15. Family recipes are like pots of gold – so precious! I can’t wait to make your Mom’s recipe as I am still looking for the best pumpkin pie one. Looks heavenly! 

  16. How interesting! I never would have thought to add chocolate chips to a pumpkin pie! I’m intrigued!

  17. I LOVE pumpkin pie, and this is such a fun upgrade!  I can only imagine how delicious the pumpkin + chocolate tastes in this pie 🙂 🙂 

  18. I totally have to agree with you – these rich, aromatic spices instantly transport you into the Christmas world! It is just so soul – satisfying! I love that you’ve shared your mom’s recipe! Anything that mom makes is somehow always 1739% better! Plus – CHOCOLATE CHIPS! 

  19. I’m pretty sure if my relatives would have shared this Pumpkin Pie at our holiday gatherings, I would have loved it! Who doesn’t like chocolate?!

  20. I can’t stop staring at this gorgeous pie. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up the average pumpkin pie. This is a winner! Pinned.

  21. I have actually have never made pumpkin pie, but the thought of chocolate chips in pumpkin pie is AHH mazing. Chocolate makes everything better 

  22. Question, do the chocolate chips sink to the bottom naturally? i love the look of the layers!

  23. Yum! It was great. Thanks for posting.
    xoxo

  24. Why have I never put chocolate chips in pumpkin pie?  That’s brilliant!  That would be so good and I’m totally doing it next time – although I would probably have some complaints for messing with tradition. Whatever. 🙂 

  25. What a crazy good pie that looks like! No wonder it’s such a favorite 😛 I’ll take a slice!

  26. This recipe sounds incredible, Dorothy! Love the added chocolate chips 🙂

  27. No Lie. I am making this as soon as I get home. holy bethusalas this looks amazing!! (and seriously, I dont even like pumpkin pie) 

  28. What a sweet memory of making pumpkin pie with your mom. I wish my mom baked with me as a kid! If I have kids I would love to create memories like that with them. I love that you used a store-bought pie crust – I’m all for easy, especially around the holidays!!

  29. Chocolate chips definitely make everything better!  I LOVE this pie!

  30. My mom always used refrigerated pie crusts too!  They’re easy and fool-proof, a necessity when baking for crowds during the holidays.  I love the chocolate chips added in.  Chocolate chips make every dessert even better!

  31. Try it with white chocolate chips too, yum.

  32. Oh my gosh, I love the idea of adding chocolate chips to a pumpkin pie. That’s just what it needs. Can’t wait to try this!

  33. This looks great!  If I wanted to use pumpkin pie spice instead of all the individual spices, what measurement would you suggest?  I don’t want to under or over do it!!  🙂

  34. Could I make this crust less? 

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