Pumpkin Mousse In Cinnamon Pastry Shells

Pumpkin Mousse In Cinnamon Pastry Shells
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
30
minutes
based on 18 reviews
2
Pumpkin Mousse In Cinnamon Pastry Shells is a light and airy mousse that combines pumpkin and vanilla pudding and is served in delicate pastry shells that have been dusted with a light cinnamon sugar coating. Truly an elegant finale and perfect for entertaining or when you need a special dessert treat for a fall evening at home.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes (10 oz. each) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar *
  • 1 can (30 oz.) LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 400° F.

PLACE pastry shells on baking sheet. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake according to package directions. Cool to room temperature. Remove tops and reserve for garnish. Remove soft pastry inside shells and discard.

BEAT pumpkin pie mix, pudding mix and cinnamon in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon about 1/3 cup pumpkin mousse into each pastry shell. Top with pastry tops. Serve immediately.

* For cinnamon sugar: Combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl.


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Too many calories

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Peggy Vargo from GROSSE POINTE PARK, MI

The flavor was like light pumpkin pie, which I like. The little shells made the dessert look as if it came from a fancy bakery. Unfortunately, it has way too many calories for the flavor. I'd rather have a brownie. I used SF pudding and FF whipped topping, but still. . .

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    Very good - tasts like pie

    TAMMY DECKER from Mount Pleasant, SC

    I made this tonight for a group and everyone loved it. It takes like pumpkn pie. There is a lot of toppings left over for the amount of shells though.

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    Pumkin Mousse Puffs

    TAMMY BOTZON from Spokane Valley, WA

    These are incredible! They melt in your mouth and taste better than pumkin pie. They refrigerate well too.

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    Wonderful dessert

    Sharyn Perrelli from Nutley, NJ

    This was delicious. Everyone loved it. Very light, but not rich tasting. Much easier to make than it seemed. Will definitely make again.

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    Pumpkin Mousse in cinnamon pastry

    Mary Miller from Pomona, CA

    I absolutely loved it. Not only was it so easy to prepare, it was so tasty. My friends thought it was a fabulous dessert.

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    Pumpkin Mousse in Cinnamon Pastry Shell

    Barbara Laskowski from FALLS CITY, TX

    Light and airy elegant finish to a meal. Not too sweet. Pumpkin flavor not overpowering. Amazing that something so good can be made so easily and quickly. I suggest you double necessary ingredients and make 24 instead of 12. No left over pumpkin in the refrig. and these are so good, people wiill want more than one!

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    Pumpkin Mousse in Cinnamon Pastry Shell

    Barbara Laskowski from FALLS CITY, TX

    Light and airy elegant finish to a meal. Not too sweet. Pumpkin flavor not overpowering. Amazing that something so good can be made so easily and quickly. I suggest you double necessary ingredients and make 24 instead of 12. No left over pumpkin in the refrig. and these are so good, people wiill want more than one!

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    Beautiful and Delicious

    Jean Baxter from ROCHESTER, NY

    We're always looking for new recipes with pumpkin. My 7-year old daughter and I made these this afternoon and the whole family loved them. I may buy another box of pastries next time as I think I could have filled another 6 pastry cups. Thank you!

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    The lower calorie version...

    sue ferranti from CRANSTON, RI

    I have made the pumpkin mouse part with a can of plain pumpkin mixed with sugar-free,low-fat vanilla pudding mix(yes, just the mix;not prepared pudding),pumpkin pie spice and about 8oz of lowfat,sugar-free yogurt(either plain or vanilla works).Mix it all up and it is delicious!!!

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    Pumpkin Mousse In Cinnamon Pastry Shells

    robin kay foumberg from las vegas, NV

    easy to follow instructions. taste to die for. great not only for holidays but for the fall also when pumpkins are in season. great for when you have the girls over for coffee.

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    Fantastic Dessert*****

    Shelley Provident from PITTSBURGH, PA

    These little desserts were SOOOO easy to make. They were like miniature pumpkin pies. The recipe seems a bit intimidating but do NOT let it fool you. VERY easy to make, and they are WONDERFUL to eat!!!!! I HIGHLY recommend, especially if you want to impress for a fancy dinner party, you can easily fool somone into thinking you spent hours on this one.

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    Wonderful Recipe and very easy!

    MICHELLE MURRAY from CAMAS, WA

    I made these for my husbands company Christmas luncheon but had to replace the puff pastry shells with phyllo mini cups due to not being able to locate the shells. The cups worked well and softened up just slightly in the fridge overnight. The cups also made them "bite size" so you could just pop one into your mouth. If you love pumpkin pie this is a nice, quick option.

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    pie alternative

    Mandy Rosso from Omaha, NE

    My friend made these for Thanksgiving as something different. They were soo good. My 10 year old daughter asked her for the recipe so she could make them.

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    Pumpkin Mousse in Cinnamon Pastry Shells

    Carol Chaltron from MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    My husband and I just tried these. It makes a lot, it is a very nice dessert, very enjoyable. They would be wonderful for a party. Just the right size to finish off a meal. Thank you so much now I have to go share with my neighbors. They love that!

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    I like these

    Elizabeth Archilla from Boerne, TX

    The pumpkin mousse mixture is absolutely great! We all wanted to eat it alone. I accidentally bought miniature pastry shells, so I had tons of mixture left over, but it stayed well in the fridge!! Make sure you only sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I got carried away on a few of them. Also, if you can somehow put some on the sides of the pastry shells and not just the top, I think the sweets lovers will like this a little more!! Enjoy!

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    Pumpkin Mousse in Cinnamon Pastry Shells

    Liza Glassco from Austin, TX

    This Pumpkin Mousse is a great recipe. It is very easy to make and tastes great. It was so easy to make that my daughter made it. Great for kids to fix.

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    Too many calories

    Peggy Vargo from GROSSE POINTE PARK, MI

    The flavor was like light pumpkin pie, which I like. The little shells made the dessert look as if it came from a fancy bakery. Unfortunately, it has way too many calories for the flavor. I'd rather have a brownie. I used SF pudding and FF whipped topping, but still. . .

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    Pumpkin mousse

    Carolyn Ryno from PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

    question: do you prepare the vanilla pudding according to the package or just add the powder to the pumpkin mix????????

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    Pumpkin Mousse in cinnamon pastry shells

    Marilyn J. Giddings from LOWVILLE, NY

    I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe. The presentation of the dessert looks like you have taken a long time to prepare and yet it's minimal, especially nice during the holiday's when time is of the essence. Another thing I like about it is its an alternative to pie.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 23g (35% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (38% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 350mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 48g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Sugars: 24g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 80% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Mousse In Cinnamon Pastry Shells

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (10 oz. each) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar *
  • 1 can (30 oz.) LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 400° F.

PLACE pastry shells on baking sheet. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake according to package directions. Cool to room temperature. Remove tops and reserve for garnish. Remove soft pastry inside shells and discard.

BEAT pumpkin pie mix, pudding mix and cinnamon in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon about 1/3 cup pumpkin mousse into each pastry shell. Top with pastry tops. Serve immediately.

* For cinnamon sugar: Combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl.

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