Recipe by Debra Shapiro
"A light airy, alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. Water can be substituted for milk if you would like a non-dairy mousse. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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1 (.25 ounce) package
1 1/2 cups
chopped crystallized ginger
Very good! It tasted very similar to pumpkin pie, with the consistincy of mousse. I used about two and a half tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice for the spices listed. Very low fat, will make again!
This is an easy recipe to make but the flavor was simply lacking for my taste. I found the egg whites needed more help and added 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar to help increase the lift. The Crystallized Ginger overwhelmed this dish, I would omit this if I choose to doctor it up the next time. Ginger is a very strong hot flavor, I don't suggest using it at the bottom of the dish. If you must use it, finely chop up, only 1 tbs, and place it throughout the Mousse. Update: Dec 16,2010 two cups of mouse still sit in my fridge. Not a huge hit in a house where food is KING. lowering stars to two.
This recipe is much easier than it may look from the instructions and ingredient list. My boyfriend said it tasted just like pumpkin pie, and he would have thought it was if it had a crust. It's very creamy, but way fluffier than pumpkin pie. My only complaint is that I just about overdosed on all the spices. Their flavor was overpowering, and they take away from the mousse's smooth texture. Next time I make this (and I will definitely make it again), I will either use pre-made p.p. spice, or I will reduce everything except the cinnamon by half.
This was easy and perfect for an early fall dinner. I could make it the night before and simply carry them out of the fridge without little prep. One guest event questioned if I had made this myself. I garnished each with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup with a ginger snap on the side.
Really good... and pretty easy. I did make some changes. I reduced the honey to 1/2 cup and the white sugar (whipped with the egg whites) to 2T. I also doubled the vanilla, and cut all the other spices in 1/2. I also used 1 cup of cream to dissolve the gelatin in instead of milk... and used 2% milk for the rest.
I served the mousse with crumbled graham crackers and whipped cream to a group of preschoolers and they LOVED it!
This mousse tastes just like the middle of pumpkin pie, but is light and fluffy. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of all the separate spices and it tasted delicious! This has become a fall favorite.
This is a pretty complicated recipe for what I thought was an average/ok end dish. I used it as a trifle and layered it with whipped topping and crushed gingersnaps. It was well received but a bit heavy; maybe not the best way to use it. Not sure how I'd modify it just think maybe there's an easier way to get there. Still it was delicious and turned out exactly as the recipe described.
I eliminated the sugar, and cut the honey to just 1/2 cup. That is sweet enough for my family! Great tasting spices are in this pumpkin dessert! I'll be making this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 30
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