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Must-Try Christmas Pie

Chocolate Chestnut Pie

 

We all know about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but what the song doesn’t tell us is how those roasted chestnuts can then be turned into a Christmas pie that rivals Thanksgiving’s pumpkin pie.  Chocolate and roasted chestnut Christmas pie is over-the-top decadent, has the consistency of cheesecake,  a mild nutty flavor, and a fudge brownie finish.  Although your Christmas guests have never tried this Christmas pie flavor, the roasted chestnuts make this Christmas pie fit right in with the turkey and some mistletoe.

Roasted Chestnuts from France - 14.8 Ounce. - 2 jars (Pack of 2)

You can take the time to roast your own chestnuts, but I’ll admit  I cheated.  I used this jar of roasted chestnuts.  If you can find them locally, I’d go that route.  Roasted chestnuts can be expensive to purchase online.

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Chocolate Chestnut Pie

Chocolate and roasted chestnut Christmas pie is over-the-top decadent, has the consistency of cheesecake,  a mild nutty flavor, and a fudge brownie finish. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake pie, chocolate chestnut pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 609kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces roasted chestnuts
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ounces of your favorite type of chocolate I used dark chocolate
  • 9 " graham cracker crust You can buy one pre-made or just mix about 2 cups of crushed graham crackers with 6 tablespoons of melted butter and press into a pie pan.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Using a mixer or food processor, process the roasted chestnuts with the heavy whipping cream and melted butter until smooth.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and mix in maple syrup, nutmeg, salt, and eggs.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  • In a small bowl, mix one cup of the pie filling with the melted chocolate.
  • Pour remaining pie filling into the pie crust.
  • Top with the chocolate/pie filling mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 F and bake for another 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until ready to enjoy. The pie may be eaten warm or cold. Try it both ways and let me know which way you like better!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chestnut Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 609 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 249mg 10%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 21.3%
Vitamin C 26.3%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments on “Must-Try Christmas Pie”

  1. Nicole de B.says:

    I just made this pie. I should say ATTEMPTED to make this as written. There’s no way this filling fits in 1 – 9 inch pie shell. And the chocolate mixture was too heavy and sank to the bottom, creating an overflowing mess. I scooped out what I could salvage and mixed it all together, chocolate and plain, and then baked it in a 9″ pie shell, with a bit of extra filling (even with the amount that went in the garbage with the overfilled messy crust). Tastes beautiful, but I felt like something is missing in the directions?!? And it would easily make 2 9″ pies.

    • Stefsays:

      I’m so sorry that you had these problems, Nicole! My chocolate portion sat right on the top, it didn’t sink at all. Also, the batter fit in my 9″ pie pan. Maybe it has to do with the depth of the pan? I’m glad that you at least liked the taste (that’s the most important!).

    • Samanthasays:

      I had the same trouble with this as well.

      What I want to know was your oven fan-forced?? Was your pie dish a deep pie dish??

  2. Pamsays:

    I made this tonight for our new neighbors and it was met with rave reviews from everyone. There was a bit of overflow (I put a cookie sheet under it while baking). The few spoonfuls that didn’t fit in the pan were delicious treats for me! Awesome recipe.

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