Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse
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Decadent and flavorful, this easy dessert recipe is the perfect finishing point to your Thanksgiving dinner. 

6
Servings
465
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 4 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup white chocolate
  • 3/4 Cups super fine sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring

Directions

Combine the pumpkin purée, 1 cup of the cream, the chocolate, sugar, and spice in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool completely.

Whip 3 cups of cream and 1 tablespoon of the vanilla to soft peaks, and fold into cooled pumpkin mixture.

Pour into a serving dish. Mix the rest of the cream and vanilla in a mixer to create the whipped cream and top the mousse with it. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
241µg
34%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
121mg
12%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
133mg
19%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
364mg
24%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
101g
4%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.