Pumpkin Mousse

October 21, 2011 by 52 Comments

Having friends over is the perfect excuse to make something sweet and sharing sweets with friends is much better then trying to resist eating it all yourself!
I’ve been in the mood for pumpkin lately.  Ever since I opened up my Martha Stewart magazine this month and saw the picture of Pumpkin Mousse it’s been on my mind.  I’m not really the Martha Stewart type though; I like cooking with what’s already in the pantry.  Tonight was the perfect night for me to pull out those ingredients and enjoy Pumpkin Mousse and Hot Tea  with friends!  This recipe is so simple I may make more tomorrow and it was so tasty I may or may not have licked the spatula myself rather then offering it to my B’s.  
Here’s how to make this yummy goodness!  Begin by creaming a package of cream cheese in the mixer for about 3 minutes.  Add a 1/3 cup of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.  Mix until the consistency is even.  Add 15oz of canned pumpkin.  Mix until combined.  
Add 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice, a 3.4oz package of vanilla or butterscotch pudding and 1 cup of milk.  Mix for another 3 minutes until consistency thickens.  Remove from mixer and use spatula to fold an 8oz. tub of cool whip into the pudding mixture.  
That’s it.  Seriously.  Add a spoonful of pumpkin mousse to each dessert dish, a tablespoon of crushed gingersnap cookies, followed by another spoonful of pumpkin mousse.  Then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Dress it up with a gingersnap cookie and enjoy!  One of my friends preferred this as a dip for her gingersnap cookies ~ I think it would also be wonderful as a fruit dipl!!!  I love that I it uses ingredients I naturally keep in my pantry because I feel like I’m living in my car these days!!!

Adapted from Taste of Home

  • Pumpkin Mousse
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 package instant vanilla or butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 small tub of cool whip
  • Gingersnap Cookies

  • Begin by creaming a package of cream cheese in the mixer for about 3 minutes.  Add a 1/3 cup of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.  Mix until the consistency is even.  Add 15oz of canned pumpkin.  Mix until combined.  Add 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice, a 3.4oz package of vanilla or butterscotch pudding and 1 cup of milk.  Mix for another 3 minutes until consistency thickens. Remove from mixer and use spatula to fold an 8oz. tub of cool whip into the pudding mixture.  That’s it.  Seriously.  Add a spoonful of pumpkin mousse to your dessert dishes, a tablespoon of crushed gingersnap cookies, followed by another spoonful of pumpkin mousse.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Comments

52 Responses to “Pumpkin Mousse”
  1. Yum! It makes me want a cool day so I can try it? I wonder if 15oz of cooked mashed pumpkin would work just as well? I’ve never seen tinned pumpkin here in Australia.

    http://www.seaweedandraine.com

  2. Elle says:

    Oh, this looks dangerously delicious!

  3. Elise says:

    Yum! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  4. Holli says:

    Just wanted to let you know I’m featuring your recipe today. Thanks again for sharing!

    http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/10/seasons-best-halloween-link-up_22.html

  5. Michelle says:

    With all the fabulous pumpkin recipes I’m seeing, I really wish we could buy canned pumpkin in the UK – makes life so much easier! I’ve got some left over from a trip to the USA last year, so will be using a can to make this! Have pinned it to try later!!

    With Only 3 days left till Halloween I would love to invite you to post this over at my Halloween link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)
    Michelle xoxo

  6. This looks SO yummy! I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-7.html

    And while you’re visiting, enter to win a copy of Laura Childs’ new mystery Stake & Eggs (the tab to enter the contest is at the top of my homepage)

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  7. Heather says:

    Looks lovely. Pinning ;)

    Found you at 6 Sisters!

  8. Wow, this looks so so delicious!
    I would love to have you join Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party and share this (and/or any other) recipe of yours! Here is the link to it:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-3.html

    Can’t wait to see you there!

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