Monday, December 6, 2010

Stoner Cooking: Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hr 30 mins

Provided By: Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez


1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/4 teaspoons)

1/4 cup cold water

1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups chilled heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided

Garnish: ground cinnamon (optional)

Equipment: 8 (8-ounce) glasses


Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small saucepan and let soften 1 minute. Bring to a bare simmer, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Whisk together gelatin mixture, pumpkin, brown sugar, spices, and salt in a large bowl.

Beat 1 cup cream with vanilla until it holds soft peaks, then fold into pumpkin mixture gently but thoroughly.

Spoon about 1/2 cup pumpkin mixture into bottom of each glass. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.

Beat remaining 1 1/4 cups cream with remaining 1 tsp vanilla until it holds soft peaks. Dollop each with whipped cream before serving.

about this recipe

This gorgeous mousse showcases all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a sophisticated package. But don't reveal the secret to your guests: It's actually a snap to prepare.

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