Oh wait... it's not that kind of moose? Ah well, I imagine the less than brilliant Moose would love this mousse. Besides, I'd be willing to bet he doesn't know he's not that kind of moose.
As for me? I am that kind of moose, I mean, girl. What's not to like about pumpkin mousse? I've already professed my love of pumpkin, and pumpkin that's lighter than air? That's definitely appealing.
And you know what? I deserve a pick me up. I'm feeling so much better than last week at this time and I have to really thank all my friends who rushed to be there for me. I was SUCH a grownup today as I went and interviewed my very first expert witness. And instead of my usual bundle of nerves I was excited about it! Of course, that was until I was about to exit my car and realized that I had lost the parking ticket already, but karma has been more than kind lately and I was able to find it before I left for the morning. In gratitude for my karma, let's call this the "good karma pumpkin mousse." It's good for you aura!
1 /2 Skor bar (or any chocolate toffee bar)
1/2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup chilled heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/16 cup dark rum
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/8 cup confectioner's sugar
1) Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil, coat with nonstick cooking spray. Chop Skor bar and mix with walnuts, brown sugar and salt.
2) Add melted butter, toss to coat. Place mixture on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Cool. Chop coarsely.
3) In saucepan over medium heat, whisk 1/2 cup of heavy cream, sugar, and egg yolks. Stir until thickened to a pudding consistency - DO NOT LET BOIL!
4) In large bowl, combine pumpkin, rum, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/3 tsp cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and allspice.
5) Stir in egg mixture. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally until completely chilled.
6) Beat 1/4 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form.
7) Fold cream into chilled pumpkin mixture. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
8) Beat 1/4 cup heavy cream until frothy.
9) Add confectioner's sugar, remaining vanilla and cinnamon, and beat until soft peaks form.
10) Serve mousse topped with cinnamon cream and chocolate crunch.
Each serving has:
|Total Fat||11.8 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||29.7 g|
But really? Who's counting calories when you're on your way to attaining enlightenment?