Creamy Pumpkin Mousse with Maple Whipped Cream
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
Ginger Snap cookies, for serving
- Beat the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl with a hand mixer until it doubles in size. Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and continue beating until light and fluffy. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- 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.
- Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, and transfer to individual dessert bowls. Cover and spot in the fridge to chill for at least 60 minutes.
- To serve, remove from refrigerator and top with maple whipped cream, pecans, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
Enjoy your Pumpkin Mousse!
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