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“Super Fast and Easy Pumpkin Mousse”

pumpkin mousse

Super Easy Pumpkin Mousse

Prep Time:

10 min

Inactive Prep Time:

20 min

Cook Time:

5 min




6 to 8 servings


  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (if you dont have it do 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp all spice, 1/8 tsp nutmeg.  The nutmeg and cinnamon are essential)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Ginger snaps, for garnish (optional)
  • Candied Ginger for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)
  • Whip cream for garnish


Combine pumpkin, 1 cup cream, sugar and spice in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool fully and then put it into the refrigerator to cool completely.

Whip remaining heavy cream and vanilla to soft peaks and fold into cooled pumpkin mixture. Pour into a serving dish and crumble the ginger snaps over the top before serving.


You can also put the ginger snaps on the side and eat them with the mousse.

Top the mousse whip cream and then with candied ginger and/or chocolate.

It also would be great with Amaretto cookies.  Eat it all year long!


SUPER Fast and Easy Spice Rub for Barbecue!



Spice Rubs give barbecue amazing taste.  If you want an extra zing, add barbecue sauce at the very end of the cooking time.  So easy and so good.  Impress your family and friends!

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper (if you dont’ have white use 2 tablespoons of black pepper)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper (if you want it hot, use 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup paprika OR 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (light preferred)

*Put ingredients in an air tight container or at least an air tight plastic bag.

How to use:

  1. Rub your ribs or whatever you are cooking (chicken, pork, beef, etc…) generously with spice rub.
  2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours. (2 hours is minimum)
  3. Take the meat out of the refrigerator and let the temperature come to around room temp.
  4. Grill on the barbecue to desired doneness.
  5. For an optional and extra zing, put your favorite barbecue sauce at the end of the cooking time.  Enjoy!!