Monday, November 28, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

I love pumpkin. Anything and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin is what fall tastes like. This Mousse is a snap to prepare and it serves 8 -10 (depending on how much of it you can stand to share heh heh).


1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1/4 c cold water

1 - 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin

3/4 c packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

dash of salt

1 1/2 c chilled heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Sprinkle gelatin over water in a saucepan and let it soften for a minute. Bring it to a bare simmer and stir until it is dissolved. Stir together gelatin, pumpkin, spices, brown sugar, and salt in large bowl.

Beat whipping cream and vanilla until stiff and fold into pumpkin mixture, gently but thoroughly. Spoon into cups, glasses, or bowls of your choice, chill until it is set, at least 2 hours.

Garnish with a dallop of whipped cream, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, or (my favorite) a chocolate covered ginger snap cookie. Or all of the above. Or make up your own toppings and let me know how it tastes :).

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