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Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Gingersnap Crust Recipe
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Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Gingersnap Crust Recipe

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The gingersnap cookies and pumpkin pair perfectly in this pie. It's always a must-have dessert for our Thanksgiving get-together. —Bernice Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chiling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chiling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies and chopped pecans; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds. Stir and let stand 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. In a large saucepan, whisk brown sugar, cream and egg yolks until blended. Cook over low heat until a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. (Do not allow to boil.) Remove from heat; stir in pumpkin, pie spice and gelatin mixture. Cool completely.
  4. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust; refrigerate until set. Drizzle with ice cream topping; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Gingersnap Crust in Country Woman October/November 2013, p39

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

We didn't find much flavor in this recipe, irregardless of their being 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, etc. Will not make again, sorry!

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

It is very delicious and much more appealing especially to the guests who are not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie. It is light and flavorful and the perfect end to any fall gathering. Definitely a memorable and conversational treat!

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