Pumpkin Mousse

Full of pumpkin flavor, this mousse also gets pleasing crunch and taste from crushed pecan granola bars.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 8

1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
pouch (2 bars) Nature Valley™ pecan crunch crunchy granola bars (from 8.9-oz box)
8
candy pumpkins, if desired

  • 1 In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form; refrigerate.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. On low speed, beat in pumpkin, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 3 Using rubber spatula, gently fold 2 cups of the whipped cream into pumpkin mixture. Spoon mousse into 8 individual dessert dishes.
  • 4 To serve, spoon dollop of remaining whipped cream onto each serving. Coarsely crush granola bars; sprinkle over each serving. Garnish with candy pumpkins.

Expert Tips

Use ice cream scoop to spoon mousse into dishes.

To make ahead, spoon the mousse into dessert dishes and refrigerate no more than 3 hours. Wait until just before serving to top with whipped cream and granola.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
180%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.