Pumpkin Mousse

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This easy pumpkin mousse is topped with homemade maple whipped cream! Everyone will love this festive fall dessert!

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Pin showing the finished pumpkin mousse ready to eat.

This pumpkin mousse is super easy to make and thankfully so is the delicious homemade whipped cream that goes on top!

If you need to make this recipe refined sugar and gluten free you are in luck…you just need to top it with pecan halves instead of ginger snaps. The whole pumpkin mousse and whipped cream topping recipe is free of gluten and refined sugar so everyone can enjoy this treat.

A bowl full of the finished pumpkin mousse ready to eat.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious pumpkin mousse:

This recipe uses some simple and delicious ingredients that are not difficult to find. You’ll need whipping cream, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, half and half.

For the toppings you’ll need some ground cinnamon and the you can use either pecan halves or gingersnap cookies for an added bit of crunch.

Two bowls of the finished recipe ready to share.

If you don’t want to add cookies or pecan halves you can just serve this recipe as is. No one will mind, it’s a delicious treat with the homemade maple whipped cream and deliciously smooth pumpkin mousse everyone will devour this dessert.

How to make maple whipped cream:

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.

A top down view of a bowl of the finished mousse with maple whipped cream.

Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to make the pumpkin mousse:

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 place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

To serve, remove from the refrigerator and top with maple whipped cream, pecans, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy! 

Pumpkin mousse with whipped cream and a ginger snap cookie on top.

Looking for more delicious pumpkin recipes?

There’s nothing quite like pumpkin recipes when fall rolls around. Everyone will be excited to try this pumpkin mousse but when that’s all you can whip up some of these other classics to share.

There are no bake options, pies, cookies, pumpkin seeds, and even some oatmeal that is pumpkin flavored! There is truly something for everyone to enjoy no matter what you have on hand, or what kind of recipe you are looking for!

A side view of the finished pumpkin mousse recipe.

Printable Pumpkin Mousse Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Pumpkin Mousse

Featured image showing the finished pumpkin mousse ready to eat.

This easy pumpkin mousse is topped with homemade maple whipped cream! Everyone will love this festive fall dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 6 Pecan halves
  • Ground cinnamon, for dusting
  • 6 Ginger Snap cookies, for serving

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, and transfer to individual dessert bowls. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. To serve, remove from the refrigerator and top with maple whipped cream, pecans, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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