The Best Caramel Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

Made with canned pumpkin and sweetened with caramelized sugar to keep it from being too sweet, you will love this mousse!

7 oz sugar 20 oz heavy cream, divided 1 can pumpkin 1 Tbsp sorghum or honey 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla


Heat sugar and water, and cook until sugar caramelizes. Add heavy cream off the heat. Stir in pumpkin, sorghum, salt, and flavoring.  Press through a strainer and chill.

Whip heavy cream to medium peaks and fold into the mousse. Serve as is, or garnish with chopped toasted nuts or my cocoa nib streusel. Find the ingredients and procedure on the next slides.

                         Streusel butter       sugar       flour     salt oatmeal      cocoa nibs      vanilla   optional chocolate bitters

Mix all the streusel ingredients together so there until it is sandy. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake until crisp. Cool completely, and crumble for garnish.


Simplify the recipe by using "regular" sugar in the mousse. Use store-bought granola as a garnish. Gluten free? Use gf granola!

Get the recipe for caramel pumpkin moussed by clicking below. Please see the next slide for more easy Thanksgiving recipes. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for your interest!

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