Friday, July 27, 2012

Harvest Recipe: Pumpkin

This delicious recipe only requires 10 minutes in the oven and then into the freezer it goes.

Pumpkin Mousse
Makes 10 servings

30 small gingersnap cookies 

(about 7 1/2 ounces)
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon canola oil

1 cup canned pumpkin puree (or homemade)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 pints (4 cups) frozen low-fat vanilla ice cream, softened

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray.

To prepare crust: Combine gingersnaps and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and pulse until blended. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan.

Bake the crust until set, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To prepare filling: Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl and mix well. Add ice cream and stir until blended. Spoon the mixture into the cooled pie crust. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Let the pie soften slightly in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.


  1. Interesting - I may have to try this around Halloween. Visiting from Blissful&Domestic linkup :)

  2. Thank you for sharing at the Our Favorite Things Link Party. This recipe sounds very yummy. My son loves anything pumpkin so I'm going to give this a try.

  3. Nicole, this would be GREAT for Halloween.
    Karri, my hubby doesn't like pumpkin so I usually make this for parties and it's always a hit.
    Laurie, it is delicious!

  4. Oh goodness. I bet this is good. I will need to remember this for Thanksgiving. Pinning for future reference. :) Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


  5. What an awesome fall dessert! I happen to have TONS of canned pumpkin in my stockpile from an Alberston's going out of business sale so I love finding new pumpkin recipes.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  6. Yum! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

  7. This looks delicious. Found you on Inspire Me Monday.

  8. Mary, I featured your post in this week's Our Favorite Things Link Party. See it at
    Have a great week.


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