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Name of Event

Halloween

Cuisine From

USA

Description

Tasty pumpkin mouse with traditional halloween spices.

Summary

Yield 16 servings
Preparation time 40-45 minutes + 8 hours cooling or overnight
Cooking time n/a
Main Ingredient Pumpkin

Ingredients

5 large egg yolks

1 cup sugar

3½ cup heavy (thickened) cream

15 oz. canned pumpkin

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1½ tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. ground ginger

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

¼ tsp. salt

2 tbsp. dark rum

1 tsp. powdered gelatin

3 oz. shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside.
  2. Whisk the yolks, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup cream together in a medium saucepan. Heat while stirring continuously with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon over medium-low heat, until thickened and the mixture coats the spatula -- about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and set over the ice bath. Stir to cool.
  3. Add pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt to the egg mixture. Stir 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon gelatin together in a small bowl. Heat the remaining tablespoon rum, and stir in to the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Gently whisk into the pumpkin mixture. Beat 1/2 cup cream to stiff peaks, and fold into pumpkin mixture.
  4. Pour into a shallow dish, cover and chill until cold and thick enough to fall from a spoon in heavy dollops -- about 8 hours or up to overnight.
  5. Beat the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Alternately layer the pumpkin mousse and whipped cream in a glass serving dish. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings between top two layers. Serve chilled

Recipe courtesy of Country Living. Visit their site for many more Halloween recipes.