Pumpkin Mousse


Egg Yolk, Sugar, and Cream Mixture:

Pumpkin and Spices:

Heavy Cream For Pumpkin Mixture:


Whipped Cream To Layer With Pumpkin Mousse:

Optional Garnish:


  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside.
  2. Whisk the yolks, ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and ¾ cup cream together in a medium saucepan.
  3. Over medium-low heat whisk continuously until thickened and the mixture coats a spatula; about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the egg mixture to a medium bowl and set over the ice bath.
  5. Stir to cool; about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt to the egg mixture and whisk until incorporated.
  7. In a small bowl, stir 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon gelatin together.
  8. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon rum.
  9. Add the rum to the gelatin mixture stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
  10. Gently whisk the gelatin mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  11. In a small mixing bowl, beat ½ cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  12. Fold the whipped heavy cream into the pumpkin mixture.
  13. Pour the pumpkin mixture into a shallow dish, cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.
  14. To assemble the dessert begin with 6 individual serving dishes or 6 wine glasses.
  15. Whip 1½ cups heavy cream and 1½ tablespoons sugar until firm peaks form.
  16. Using approximately half of the refrigerated pumpkin mousse mixture, spoon a heaping dollup in the bottom of each of the serving dishes or wine glasses.
  17. Use the spoon or a small spatula to spread the mousse evenly in the serving dish.
  18. Add a layer of whipped cream (approximately 2 tablespoons per serving dish or wine glass), spreading evenly over the mousse.
  19. Repeat with a second layer of pumpkin mousse and finish off with a dollop of whipped cream.
  20. For an optional garnish, top with a teaspoon of the cooled candied and spicy butternut squash.
  21. Serve chilled.


Serves 6

Assemble this dessert an hour before you are ready to serve and refrigerate.

This is an elegant and very tasty gluten-free dessert option to serve during the holiday months.

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