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Thanksgiving USA

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A tasty combination of sweet pumpkin and bitter sweet chocolate


Yield 6-8 servings
Preparation time 15-20 minutes + 4 hours refrigeration
Cooking time 20-30 mins
Main Ingredient Pumpkin Puree/Chocolate


Chocolate Mousse

  • 7 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, chopped or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 7 egg yolks, beaten
  • 7 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • pinch of salt

Pumpkin Mousse

  • 15oz. can of  pumpkin
  • 3 cups of heavy/thickened cream, divided
  • ¾ cup of granulated/castor sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • a touch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • marshamallows (optional)


Chocolate Mousse

  1.  Melt chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat. Whisk constantly until just about melted then turn off the heat and continue to stir. This only takes a minute so watch carefully to ensure that your chocolate doesn’t scorch. Set aside to cool.
  2.  Whisk your egg yolks together and set aside in a small bowl.
  3.  In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until you medium stiff peaks – not quite whip cream, but close. Set aside.
  4. In a separate, clean bowl whip eggs with salt until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue to beat until you have stiff peaks.
  5. Fold in yolks to egg white mixture until completely combined.
  6. Fold in melted chocolate until completely combined.
  7. Fold in whipped cream until fully incorporated and refrigerate mixture.

Pumpkin Mousse

  1. In a medium saucepan combine pumpkin, 1 cup of cream, spices, and sugar over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  4. Once pumpkin mixture has completely cooled, fold into whipped cream until completely incorporated. Set aside in the fridge.

Bringing it all together

  1. When your mousses are made, fill up serving dish/glasses halfway full with chocolate mousse.
  2. Fill remainder of serving dish with pumpkin mousse.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to set completely.
  4. Decorate with toasted marshmallows (optional)

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