Individual Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse Glasses
I love individual desserts. They're just so cute! I wanted to make an individual fall dessert and found all the ingredients I needed during a Trader Joe's shopping trip. The ingredient list is pretty short; purred pumpkin, cinnamon cookies (you could try ginger cookies, if you prefer), mascarpone, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and pumpkin spice extract. Optionally, a dash of cinnamon too for garnish, but you likely already have that in your pantry. I love that this dessert requires no cooking. That's a darn good thing out here in Arizona where the highs are still in the triple digits.
- 6 desserts
- Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 0 Minutes|Total time: 15 Minutes
For the Whipped Cream layer
For the Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse Layer
For the crunchy layer
Make the Whipped Cream
- Add the ingredients for the whipped cream into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form (about 3-5 minutes). Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice.
- Measure out 1 cup of the whipped cream and set aside. Place the rest of the whipped cream into a piping bag or large bowl.
Make the Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse
- Place the ingredients for the mousse in the stand mixer. No need to clean the bowl between making the whipped cream and mousse layers.
- Mix everything together on medium-high speed until creamy and thick (about 3 minutes). Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice.
- Place the mousse into a piping bag or bowl.
Assemble the Dessert Glass
- The number of desserts that this recipe makes depends on the size of glasses you use. The recipe will yield 5-8 individual desserts.
- Fill the bottom of each glass with 1-2 tbsps of crushed cinnamon cookies.
- Pipe or spoon in a layer of the pumpkin mascarpone mousse.
- Pipe or spoon in a layer of whipped cream.
- Repeat steps 2-4, finishing on the whipped cream layer.
- Dust the whipped cream layer with ground cinnamon.
- If you'd prefer, you can assemble this dessert in a 9X9 glass dish rather than make individual glasses.
- Don't over whip your whipped cream or you might end up with sweet butter.
- Be sure to use canned pumpkin purre, not pumpkin pie filling. The later is too sweet and doesn't have the right consistency.