Pumpkin Mousse

October 21, 2011 by 54 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

54 Responses to “Pumpkin Mousse”
  1. Thanks for stopping by, I’m you newest follower. Wish I was stopping by for the pumpkin mousse it looks great! Laura Cottage and Broome

  2. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    This looks great! Yum :)

    Jenny
    http://www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

  3. the 2 muses says:

    Thanks for stopping by 2 muses! This pumpkin mousse looks fantastic, will pick up the ingredients today! Perfect for a treat on a no school today like today!

  4. Amanda Joy says:

    This looks so yummy! I love ginger snaps, and I love pumpkin… so perfect combination I think:)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am excited to follow your blog as well.

    Amanda Joy
    http://www.joyinthejumble.com

  5. Amy says:

    Oooooh! This looks SO delicious! I love anything pumpkiny and when you combine it with mousse, it has to be great! Would you share it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

  6. Jodi says:

    This looks yummy!

  7. I will save this recipe and make it next weekend for our Fourth of November picnic party. I’m making the fried chicken, too.

  8. Aimee says:

    Hi Aimee! I found your blog through the comment you left on my friend Sherri’s Life of a Wife blog. I had to check yours out since we share a wonderful name :) And I got so excited looking around on yours because we like so many of the same things, but what really excited me was seeing John 7:38. I work for a college ministry called The Well, and our theme verse is John 7:37. I’m looking forward to tracking with you!

  9. Shirley says:

    Now that is so easy even I could make it..so I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing the easy stuff.
    I found you at potpourri friday..
    hope you come by my way!
    have a great weekend,
    Shirley

  10. Kim@todayismysome-day says:

    This looks yummy! I usually wait until I’m having company to try out new recipes. It’s fun to share them. Saw you at Lolly Jane.

  11. Beth Bryson says:

    Oh YUM!!!!! This looks SO good! Going to make it! Have a great day Aimee! ~ Best To you, Beth

  12. yummy!! And, as always, beautiful pictures!

    You should enter the Improv Cooking Challenge next month. The must use ingredients are pumpkin and cream cheese. I’ll send you the info if you want!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve been on a mission to revamp this weekend. I’m in an html coma now. Ugh! :)

  13. Oh my YUM! This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  14. That looks so yummy and really so easy too – thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to link up to my party if you get the chance: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

  15. This looks so yummy, I will definately try it. I even have nice little pedestal glasses like that. Can’t wait to invite someone over for pumpkin mousse. Thanks for sharing. Kathi

  16. Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] says:

    thanks for sharing, i’m stopping by from tip junkie and would love to have you stop by my blog and check out the huge ($100) giveaway going on now- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

  17. You know I was just thinking this would be the perfect light dessert to serve at Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    - Trish

  18. Q @ JAQS says:

    Pumpkin – mousse – what can go wrong with that :)

    Love for you to link up at:
    “Made by ME” Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

  19. Yum! This looks fabulous! I’m having friends over tonight so I totally know what you mean about making something to share! Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack!

  20. June Scott says:

    Seriously simple, Aimee! I’m pinning this one… thanks!

  21. Sharing your fabulous recipe at Inspiration Friday this week! Post will go up Thursday afternoon. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    Heather

  22. This look amazing! Thanks for a recipe I know I’ll use this fall!

  23. Yummy! I can imagine how good this will taste. Thanks for sharing.

  24. This looks sooooo yummy Aimee!! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays – I featured you today! :) http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/10/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-26/

  25. YUM! I’ve always wanted to make mousse! And this looks delish!

  26. Lolly Jane says:

    Winner winner, Chicken Dinner! Lol…you were in the top features AGAIN for the 2nd week in a row, 2 of your posts! (:

    XOXO,
    K + K

  27. Kristin says:

    This sounds so good, I’m featuring it on my blog this weekend!

  28. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Delicious! I totally want to make this and give it a crust. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday.

  29. yummy. I am for sure going to be making this. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share. We hope to see you and your newest project on Wednesday.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

  30. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! This can easily be made gluten free.

  31. Promosyon says:

    I can imagine how good this will taste. This looks so delicious, Anything pumpkin and when you combine it with mousse, it has to be great! Too yummy.

  32. Brenda says:

    The ingredients list calls for 1/4 cup sugar but the directions says 1/3 cup. It’s not too much of a difference but I was wondering which one was correct. Thanks!

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  34. tulip says:

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Holli says:

    Yum, a new pin for sure. This is such a clever way to use pumpkin. Found you via Six Sisters and a new follower. I’d love for you to share this at our fall link-up. Thanks so much!

    http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/08/2012-fall-bucket-list-idea-share_30.html

    (Your photo tips post from last year would also be wonderful if you’d like to share it!)

  36. Holli says:

    Thank you, thank you for sharing with us! (I think I might have to try this when my in-laws come visit this weekend.)

  37. Megan says:

    That looks delicious! I’m going to have to try this asap. :)

  38. Hi Aimee! New follower, stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-1.html
    Cheers,
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

  39. Alayna says:

    We tried this a few days ago – so yummy! We added a bunch of extra gingersnaps and oh was it good! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I liked it so much I even posted a link on my blog. http://www.alaynascreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/pumpkin-31-days-day-7.html

  40. 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

  41. Elle says:

    Oh, this looks dangerously delicious!

  42. 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!

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. Heather says:

    Looks lovely. Pinning ;)

    Found you at 6 Sisters!

  47. 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!

  48. فوائد الزنجبيل says:

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  49. فوائد الزنجبيل says:

    I will save this recipe and make it next weekend for our Fourth of November picnic party. I’m making the fried chicken, too.

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