Monday, October 20, 2008


Layers of snow-white whipped cream and spiced pumpkin mousse create a festive dessert for the holiday season. Top with chocolate curls for an elegant presentation.

5 large egg yolks
1 cup(s) sugar
31/2 cup(s) heavy cream
15 ounce(s) canned pumpkin
2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
2 tablespoon(s) dark rum(optional)
1 teaspoon(s) powdered gelatin
3 ounce(s) shaved dark chocolate
1.Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside.
2.Whisk the yolks, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup cream together in a medium saucepan. Heat while stirring continuously with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon over medium-low heat, until thickened and the mixture coats the spatula -- about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and set over the ice bath. Stir to cool.
3.Add pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt to the egg mixture. Stir 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon gelatin together in a small bowl. Heat the remaining tablespoon rum, and stir in to the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Gently whisk into the pumpkin mixture. Beat 1/2 cup cream to stiff peaks, and fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour into a shallow dish, cover and chill until cold and thick enough to fall from a spoon in heavy dollops -- about 8 hours or up to overnight.
4.Beat the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Alternately layer the pumpkin mousse and whipped cream in a glass serving dish. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings between top two layers. Serve chilled.
It's crazy but the Holidays are upon us, enjoy every minute, don't let the stress over take the moments.
Love, The Tipsy Girls


Shanz said...

This sounds and looks delicious! Now will someone just whip some up and bring it to my house for me?

tammy said...

I think I just gained 10 pounds looking at that thing.

Deanna said...

Looks and sounds yummy, I'll have to try it, unless Shanz makes some and brings it to me!!!!

Heidi Boos said...

How amazing is that?? Can someone give me some tips on making it turn out like that...I'm sure mine would do no justice! :)

Angie said...

This looks right close to delicious. I'm definitely hanging on to this recipe! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Definately a keeper, thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

I think I'll take that to my MIL's for Thanksgiving this year. It looks delicious.

Tiff Gatten said...

Hee, hee, that's so funny. I thought I recognised those branches. My son works at Smiths so I see them alot. I'm glad you put them to good use. Thanks for the nice comment. This post looks delish.

Tiff Gatten said...

Sure. I'll need and e-mail address to send you the info.

Heather said...

YUMO! A freind sent me your it!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, does that ever look scrumptious?

Meghan said...

My mouth is watering!!

Jenna said...

I am making this for our Finer Things club (those of you that are Office fans will know what i am talking about) tonight. I will let you know how it turns out!

Summer Jo said...

I am doing a series on my blog for the month of November called 30 days of desserts. I came across your blog and would love to feature one of your recipes! You can choose the recipe and I will post it on my blog with links back to your blog. If you have a button, etsy page or fb fan page I can link it up too! Just email me and let me know if you would like to be featured!