Name of EventThanksgiving USA
|Preparation time||15-20 minutes + 4 hours refrigeration|
|Cooking time||20-30 mins|
|Main Ingredient||Pumpkin Puree/Chocolate|
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
- Whisk your egg yolks together and set aside in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until you medium stiff peaks – not quite whip cream, but close. Set aside.
- In a separate, clean bowl whip eggs with salt until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue to beat until you have stiff peaks.
- Fold in yolks to egg white mixture until completely combined.
- Fold in melted chocolate until completely combined.
- Fold in whipped cream until fully incorporated and refrigerate mixture.
- In a medium saucepan combine pumpkin, 1 cup of cream, spices, and sugar over medium heat.
- Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Set aside to cool completely.
- In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
- Once pumpkin mixture has completely cooled, fold into whipped cream until completely incorporated. Set aside in the fridge.
Bringing it all together
- When your mousses are made, fill up serving dish/glasses halfway full with chocolate mousse.
- Fill remainder of serving dish with pumpkin mousse.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to set completely.
- Decorate with toasted marshmallows (optional)