Pumpkin, Maple, Pecans…Oh My!
It’s Fall Y’all!! What better way to celebrate than sharing a new pumpkin recipe, right? This Pumpkin Mousse is creamy, rich, and full of three amazing Fall flavors. A velvety smooth mousse topped with a buttery maple pecan crumble that adds the perfect crunch.
You can’t go wrong with that flavor combo! Trust me on this one you guys, this new recipe is a must try!
My Pumpkin Mousse with Maple Pecan Crumble recipe is heavenly and as always I’ve worked hard to make it as simple as possible!
This small batch recipe is great for a small family or three portions for one. We are a family of three so this works out great for after dinner for us. If you need a larger batch to feed your family then it is easily doubled or tripled.
So your main dilemma with this dessert will be “to share or not to share”! Or is that just my dilemma? Hmm…
Individual Desserts for the Win!
You know the saying “less is more”, right? Well, that is a statement that I have always struggled to listen to when it comes to desserts, which could be one of the reasons I am now on a weight loss journey. It can be hard sometimes to pass up a larger portion when it comes to treats!
That’s why it is great to keep desserts that can be served or stored in small portions on hand in my house. I have learned that the easiest way to keep me mindful of my portion size is to prepare them in small servings like these cute little glass serving cups or bowls.
That way not only is it easier to keep track of my portions but they are also easy to just grab and go when I want dessert quick. I mean really, who wouldn’t want a cute little dessert waiting in their fridge, right?
Check out some of the other small portion desserts here on the blog:
Making This Recipe
The process of making this recipe is simple and only has three steps. Those steps are making and chilling the mousse, preparing the maple pecan crumble, and layering the dessert when ready to serve.
With these three simple steps, you will have your Pumpkin Mousse with Maple Pecan Crumble ready to serve in just a couple of hours. Like many of my desserts, the most time-consuming task of the recipe will be the chilling of the mousse. So with a little prep time, and a little patience while the dessert is chilling, you’ll have a tasty Fall treat that is so worth the wait time!
What’s your favorite Fall flavor? Maple? Pumpkin? I would love to hear about your favorites in the comments below and remember to pin this recipe for later!
A creamy and rich Pumpkin Pie Mousse topped with a buttery Cinnamon Pecan Crumble.
- Pumpkin Mousse
- 6 oz of cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 c pumpkin puree
- 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup of THM Super Sweet
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Maple Pecan Crumble
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
- 2 Tbsp of THM Super Sweet
- 3 Tbsp of melted Butter
- 1/4 tsp of Maple extract
- 1/8 tsp of Cinnamon
- To make the pumpkin mousse add all of the ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until the mousse is thoroughly mixed. It helps with mining with the cream cheese is room temperature and softened. There should be no lumps if the cream cheese was soft enough.
- Once mixed complete transfer it to a bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the mouse to chill and set
- While the mousse is chilling make the Maple Pecan Crumble by mixing the almond flour, sweetener, cinnamon, and pecans in a bowl then set aside.
- Add the butter and maple to a microwave-safe bowl and melt.
- Drizzle the maple butter into the dry crumble mixture. Stir the crumble mixture until it has has been coated with the maple butter. The mixture should look like wet crumbs a should stick together. Note: if the mixture is too wet add a couple more tablespoons of almond flour and mix. If it is too dry add a little more butter.
- Spread the crumble mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. The crumble will be nice and brown but watch carefully to avoid burning it.
- Remove from the and let the mixture cool completely. It will get crunchy as it cools. Keep refrigerated until needed for topping the mousse.
- When ready to assemble the desserts, place 1/3 cup of the Pumpkin Mousse into a serving bowl or small glass and top with a couple of tablespoons of the Maple Pecan Crumble before serving.
- Optional toppings: Whip some heavy cream, sweetened to your liking, and add a tablespoons or so to each before serving if desired
Amount Per ServingCalories 410Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 80mgSodium 250mgCarbohydrates 16gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 5gSugar 10gSugar Alcohols 6gProtein 6g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!