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Pumpkin Mousse in Chocolate Cups

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Pumpkin Mousse made inside these chocolate cups is going to be your new favorite pumpkin dessert this fall. This is a fun new way to eat pumpkin!

We are obsessed with pumpkin right now. Right now we’re loving Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Bread Cheesecake and our Crustless Pumpkin Pie. These recipes are so good. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

This recipe for mousse is really easy to make. The basic ingredients are vanilla pudding and pumpkin puree. Mix those together with spices, sugar and milk and you have the basics of a pumpkin mousse!

Fold whipped heavy cream into the mixture and you’re all set!

Pumpkin Mousse made inside these chocolate cups is going to be your new favorite pumpkin dessert this fall.

Chocolate Cups

To make this yummy mousse so you can grab it and go (and toss the spoon to the side) we’ve made a chocolate cup.

Before making your mousse, get these cups sitting in the fridge hardening. You’ll start by melting chocolate chips in the microwave, then use a basting brush to coat cupcake liners in a muffin tin.

Let them sit in the fridge for about four hours or until they’re hard. You can also just go ahead and do this step the night before. When they’re done, peel the cupcake liner off carefully before filling with mousse.

Pumpkin Mousse made inside these chocolate cups is going to be your new favorite pumpkin dessert this fall.

Top these off with a chocolate chip, a pecan, some coconut or cinnamon. You can keep these in the refrigerator for up to four days.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Mousse

Servings: 12

Pumpkin Mousse in Chocolate Cups

Pumpkin Mousse made inside these chocolate cups is going to be your new favorite pumpkin dessert this fall.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Mousse

  • 1 3.4 ounce package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream

Chocolate Cups

  • 12 ounces chocolate chips melted

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe glass bowl, microwaving for 60 seconds and then stirring. Continue microwaving in 30 second increments and stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Scoop chocolate into cupcake liners to about ¼ full, and then use the brush to paint the chocolate up the sides of the liner.

  3. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before carefully removing the liners. A toothpick can be used to pull the liner away from the chocolate.

  4. Mix the vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin puree, milk, sugar and spices until smooth.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, mix the heavy cream at high speed until thick.
  6. Fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin pudding mixture.
  7. Put pumpkin mousse into a piping bag and then pipe into the chocolate cups.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mousse in Chocolate Cups
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 534IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pumpkin Mousse

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