During the holiday season I’m always inspired to try new recipes. After the hearty Thanksgiving meal and the glorious abundance of desserts, I thought I would try a dessert that was a little on the light side but still incorporate the holiday theme foods.
This is my first time creating this recipe and it would be a great alternative to your traditional pies for holiday desserts. The textures and flavors really come together after chilling in the refrigerator and the texture had turned from whip cream, into this deliciously creamy, silky smooth mousse. I definitely recommend making this dessert the day before you plan to serve it.
Normally I see this dessert served with ginger snaps but my husband is not a huge fan of those so I tried it with Molasses cookies. It was delicious!
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Mousse
2 cups pumpkin puree
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Dash of nutmeg
Combine pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 cups cream, sugar and spices in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon into a mixting bowl. Cool completely.
Whip the remaining heavy cream and vanilla until it forms soft peaks and fold into the cooled pumpkin mixture.
Pour into a serving dish or glass, add a dash of nutmeg and serve with a molasses cookie over top before serving.
If you would like a new and different pumpkin desert that is creamy and delightful, try this!