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Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

 Spiced Pumpkin Mousse
“Kids love to dip into this pumpkin mousse!” Gingersnaps add crunch to this creamy, smooth-as-silk mousse that’s spiced just right. —Lara Pennell, Mauldin, South Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 18 gingersnap cookies, divided

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand for 1
  • minute or until softened. Beat in egg yolks and sugar. Cook and stir
  • over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160° and mixture has
  • thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a small bowl; beat until cool and thickened, about 3
  • minutes. Beat in pumpkin and spices. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until
  • set.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold
  • into pumpkin mixture.
  • Coarsely crumble 12 gingersnaps; sprinkle into six parfait or dessert
  • dishes. Spoon or pipe mousse over the top. Cover and refrigerate for

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Spiced Pumpkin Mousse (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 1 hour or until set. Just before serving, garnish with remaining
  • gingersnaps.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 442 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 184 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.