Creamy Pumpkin Mousse with Maple Whipped Cream
Do you need an easy, yes I mean easy, dessert to share for your upcoming Thanksgiving get-togethers? This creamy pumpkin mousse is light, easy and incredibly yummy. Everyone will think slaved away in the kitchen for hours. Shhh…I won’t tell! If you and your clan love the flavors of fall; pumpkin, spices and everything nice, then this dessert will make everyone happy, including the chef…you!
Prep time: 10 minutes + time to chill
Cook time: n/a
1 pint heavy whipping cream
6 T. real maple syrup, divided
1 15-oz. can pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened, cubed
2 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. real vanilla extract
1/3 c. half & half
Ground cinnamon, for dusting
1. Beat the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl with a hand mixer until it doubles in size. Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and continue beating until light and fluffy. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
2. Beat the pumpkin purée, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, half & half, and remaining maple syrup in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer until thoroughly blended.
3. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, and transfer to individual dessert bowls. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
To serve, remove from refrigerator and top with maple whipped cream, pecans, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!