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Mini Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits {Thanksgiving Ideas}

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As promised, we are sharing the delicious recipe we used for these Mini Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits featured in our Sunflower Thanksgiving photo shoot for HGTV! I found the pumpkin mousse recipe on Food Network and trust me, if you love pumpkin, you will love these! They are very simple with just a few easy-to-find ingredients. We used regular sugar, rather than superfine and it turned out great.


1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

3 cups heavy cream

3/4 cup superfine sugar

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Ginger snaps, for garnish


Combine pumpkin, 1 cup cream, sugar and spice in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool fully.

Whip remaining heavy cream and vanilla to soft peaks and fold into cooled pumpkin mixture.

After you make the mousse recipe, use these steps to create the mini parfaits:

{1} Add crumbled gingersnaps to bottom of mini parfait glasses
{2} Put the mousse in a large plastic bag. Snip off the corner and pipe a layer into the glasses
{3} Repeat step 2, but with Cool Whip
{4} Top with crushed gingersnaps
{5} Enjoy!

Photos by Laura Winslow Photography

November 10, 2011

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I got a little confused when the mousse called for 1 cup of cream and the ingredients listed 3 cups. I assume that the other 2 cups of cream are for the whipped cream portion? Also, to make superfine sugar, you can run your regular granulated sugar in the food processor for a few seconds 🙂

  2. jules p says:

    I am making this for sure tonight!! yum!!!

  3. This looks amazing! Yummm! Definitely bringing this to Thanksgiving this year and if it’s a hit, Christmas, too. -Dani

  4. Delishhh says:

    What an awesome simple idea – love it! Love your site!

  5. jules p says:

    I made these….and my family loved them! Very easy to make and they looked really impressive. (like I have really worked hard to make them) 😉

  6. These look so pretty and sound delicious!

  7. Jennifer says:

    How many cups of mouse does this yield?

  8. Kmberly Frazee says:

    OMGeesh how yummy these look. Im gona give it a shot wish me luck lol.

  9. Meaghan says:

    I am planning on making these for thanksgiving and was wondering what size glasses you used.

  10. Anna says:

    How many ‘shooters’ does this recipe make?

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