Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
Brought to several family dinners at Thanksgiving this year to rave reviews AND won a dessert contest with this recipe! Based on other reviews, added a bit more pumpkin pie spice and used homemade whipped cream. Gingersnaps a must! Ordered small 4 oz plastic cups (with spoons) from Amazon. These were a hit with everyone. (Even those that do not like pumpkin pie.)
This is a really good recipe. I made homemade whipped cream and added a little maple syrup and was generous with PPS based on other reviews. I put the crushed gingersnaps on the bottom, then the mouse, whipped cream garnish sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
I made this one year for Thanksgiving when we were eating elsewhere. Just like leftover pumpkin pie.
Don't leave out the gingersnaps. I'm very particular about my pumpkin desserts and the gingersnaps gave it the extra flavor it needed. I would add more PPS next time, for our tastes.
Very good..put vanilla wafers on bottom & in middle.
Took it to a potluck and put it in a bowl with the crushed cookies on top. A nice light dessert with great flavour.
I halved the recipe and used crumbled up cake instead of gingersnaps, my sister said it tasted like pumpkin pie but my brother said it tasted like black licorice, that could have just been the Halloween sprinkles I used.So it was fine I guess.
Can I use butterscotch cook and serve pudding instead of vanilla instant pudding and if so should I cook the pudding with the milk or not first?
I've made other pumpkin mousse recipes over the years; this one was very smooth and tasty, and it couldn't have been simpler to make! I substituted brown sugar for the regular sugar and I used Pumpkin Pie Filling I had on hand; as such, I didn't need the pumpkin pie spice or the milk.I had homemade pound cake cubes in the freezer, which I used instead of the Ginger Snaps. Everyone loved it! Next time, I'll try it with the Ginger Snaps, which I'm sure will be excellent! A definite keeper! - Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
I entered this recipe when our local newspaper requested our favorite fall recipes. The paper come to my house and photographed me for a story they did. Also included the recipe. Several people have made it since and they love it. I am making it again this week. Easy to make it a lower calorie dessert too.