Pumpkin Mousse

It's fall and time for those beautiful fall colors, scents and flavors. I love fall. I'm not feeling the deep joy that I often feel at this time of year for a few reasons, some of which you all know about, but despite those reasons, I can't deny the earthly gifts of Autumn.

Now, I'm about to share with you one of these best things you may ever taste this fall. If you are a fan of fall flavors and pumpkin pie, this is something not to be missed....

A friend of mine, Jeffrey, brought in this amazing pumpkin mousse to work the other day. It was light and full of delicate flavors. I had to restrain myself to leave some for the other 40+ folks I work alongside. But I begged him to share the recipe so that I could make a full kettle of this delight just for myself (and Oliver of course)... and so I shall share it with you as well. I haven't made it yet, although I plan to this weekend. I'll update this post with my results. In the mean time, here are a few pix of Jeffrey's treat with the recipe to follow.


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Organic Pumpkin Mousse

  • 1 (15 oz) can organic pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups heavy organic cream
  • 3/4 cup superfine organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
  • Ginger snaps, for garnish

  • Combine pumpkin, 1 cup cream, sugar and spice into a sauce pan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Whip the remaining cream and vanilla extract long enough to create soft peaks. Then fold in the cooled pumpkin mixture.
  • Serve in individual dishes with crumbled gingersnaps on top
My friend Jeffrey served them also with Gooseberries. Oh so yummy! Gooseberries are a rarity. Usually you can find them only at your local farmers market, which is just what he did.

The recipe was found here originally.



    1. holy cow woman! you are making this? it look sooooooooooo yummy. what do you eat this with? served as a dip for the crackers?

    2. Hey Gina, I did make it this weekend. Took 15 minutes. Super simple, super easy. Serve with ginger cookies. YUM!!!!

      Try it. Those kids will love it. And so will you!


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