Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin Recipe
- 1 medium pie pumpkin (about 2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1/3 cup vanilla or white chips
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 1. Cut top off pumpkin; scoop out and discard seeds. In small bowl, combine sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle inside of pumpkin. Replace pumpkin top. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool on a wire rack.
- 2. Meanwhile, microwave vanilla chips with milk at 70% power; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
- 3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the pumpkin, orange peel, reserved melted chips and remaining cinnamon. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into pie pumpkin.
- 4. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor’s Note: The sugar pumpkin is not fully cooked so that it holds its color and shape. It is used as a serving bowl for the mousse and it not meant to be eaten.
Reviews for Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin
"So, you only scoop out the seeds and leave the pumpkin to bake in the oven?"
"This is awesome! I took this to a birthday social and everyone raved over it. I will make this again."
"I didn't bother with the hallowed pumpkin, just made the mousse. For someone who doesn't like pumpkin pie, or anything else that has that squashy texture, the fact that I liked this and will most likely make again speaks volumes. I actually added a little more pumpkin than the recipe calls for...I didn't want to waste the 3 tablespoons extra I had. Thank you for the recipe! I finally have something pumpkin-y to make for the holidays!!"
"@kkj1259 and everybody else whose filling is like water...make sure to FOLD the whipped topping in. If you stir it in, it will be thin."
"This is a huge hit. People always talk about it and remember it. Preparing the pumpkin is time-consuming, but it's so pretty and fun. My dog just ate my old issue from a few years ago with this recipe. So I just got online to see if I could find it and now I'm a member lol."
"my filling is like water, is there a way to thicken it!"
"This is my favorite fall recipe! I sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top. Great recipe!"
"I make something new each year for our Thanksgiving meal, and this was it last year. I have gotten several requests to make it again!! Its so simple and delicious."
"This makes a great substitute for whipped cream on top of pies and such."
"beautiful and delicious!"
"Made this recipe for a Halloween party. It was a hit. This is a delicious dish and I plan on making it for Thanksgiving."
"Delicious! A perfect fall dessert and so cute served in the pumpkin. I doubled the recipe and used a bigger pumpkin (about 5 lbs.)"