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Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse


Apparently some folks saw the Thanksgiving Day post the and the desert caught their eye because I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Pumpkin Mousse. This recipe was given to me by a friend right after Halloween and turned out to be my go-to desert for the holiday season. People tend to devour it everywhere I bring it, so I take that as a good sign.

1 (16 ounce) can of pumpkin

1 (1 1/2 ounce) box of sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (8 ounce) container of Cool Whip Free

Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste

Combine each ingredient in order. Chill for 2 hours. Serve in individual desert cups or in a large serving bowl with ginger snaps for dipping. I chose to lower the fat and sugar content by using healthier ingredients, but feel free to use the full versions if you so choose.

If you give this a shot, let me know how you feel about it in the comments section. Special thanks to my friend Meghan for passing on the recipe!

And remember… the food abides…


Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the Food Dude! I’d be remiss of my duties if I didn’t make a post on the biggest food holiday of the year.

In my opinion, traditional fare is the way to go when it comes to the Thanksgiving feast. To that end, we enjoyed turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn souffle, cranberry sauce, green beans and candied carrots.

The Roast Beast with fresh thyme and sage and the signature stuffing.

The aforementioned stuffing; this is what I wait all year for. Cornbread stuffing with a sage turkey sausage and fresh cranberries. Loaded up with a little turkey gravy this stuff is out of this world. This is one of the best combinations of sweet and savory that my palette has ever had the experience of enjoying.

New menu item this year was a corn souffle which was actually pretty amazing.

Topped everything off with a little bit of pumpkin mousse. This is a new recipe I tried this year and I was actually really impressed with how it came out.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday as much as I did. Remember to be thankful, remember those less fortunate and above all remember…

…the food abides…