This pumpkin mousse recipe is simple to make and tastes creamy and delicious. This recipe only uses a few simple ingredients. It is a great alternative to pumpkin pie. Pumpkin mousse makes a great Thanksgiving dessert, but is also a treat any time of year. If you like pumpkin pie, you will love this light and creamy alternative.
One fifteen ounce can of pumpkin
¾ cups of sugar
½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
One tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
Three cups of whipped cream
Pour the pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice, into a medium sauce pan. Simmer on medium-low heat for about ten minutes. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and allow to cool completely.
Pour the contents of the sauce pan into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream until completely combined. Pour into a serving dish and chill for one hour in the refrigerator. Top with whipped cream when serving.
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Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on April 03, 2013:
@DonnaCasmato--thanks for sharing this recipe.
Donna Cosmato from USA on October 30, 2011:
Oh, I love pumpkin pie (the filling but not the crust!) This is a great alternative that is going to debut on our Thanksgiving table this year. Voted up and shared with my friends.
Nicola Thompson from Bellingham, WA on August 03, 2011:
that sounds beautiful!