Layered Pumpkin Mousse

This Layered Pumpkin Mousse is filled with rich, autumnal flavors that are impossible to resist. Serve it for Thanksgiving or with any fall meal!

Layered Pumpkin Mousse recipe ... an easy pumpkin recipe that's perfect for fall or Thanksgiving dinner! This pumpkin parfait has a delicious cream cheese filling and ginger snap topping. A no bake pumpkin mousse that makes a great holiday dessert, this easy pumpkin dessert recipe is perfect for families. | Hello Little Home

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Right now, I am on a quest to enjoy fall as much as possible.

The weather has been sunny and crisp … perfect for long walks in Central Park … and I’ve brought my sweaters and boots back into rotation. After a hot summer, I’m especially enjoying the warmth of fall foods.

If there is one food that screams fall to me, it’s pumpkin. From pumpkin-flavored overnight oats to homemade drinks to pies, I’m a fan.

I love layered desserts. It’s such an easy way to make an impressive looking treat (perfect for holiday meals). And since I’ve been so into pumpkin this fall, I thought it would be fun to create a Layered Pumpkin Mousse!

A layered bite of the pumpkin mousse.

You are going to love the light and pretty layers of this no bake pumpkin mousse, and the spicy, crunchy topping made from ginger snap cookies. It’s the perfect fall treat!

I like to enjoy little bites of this easy pumpkin cheesecake mousse, each with a bit pumpkin, whipped cream, and cookie … savoring every delicious bite.

My husband, on the other hand, was not quite as careful when eating this Layered Pumpkin Mousse. He dug right in!

Either way, it’s delicious!

How to Make Layered Pumpkin Mousse

This pumpkin mousse parfait is super simple to make. A stand mixer makes things extra easy, but you can use a hand mixer if you don’t have one.

You’ll start by making homemade whipped cream and a yummy pumpkin cream cheese mixture.

Part of the whipped cream gets folded into the pumpkin to lighten it up. Take your time doing this so it doesn’t deflate.

Blending the ingredients for the Layered Pumpkin Mousse.

Then, you’ll alternate layers of the pumpkin mixture and the whipped cream to create the Layered Pumpkin Mousse.

Make sure to serve this yummy pumpkin cream cheese mousse in a clear glass to show off the layers. These stemless wine glasses would be perfect!

It looks so pretty, doesn’t it?

Layering the pumpkin mousse in a glass.

The finishing touch on this no cook pumpkin mousse is a layer of crumbled ginger snaps. Yum!

I added a whole cookie on top, too.

If you’re preparing the Layered Pumpkin Mousse in advance, add the ginger snap crumbs and cookie right before serving. That way, they’ll stay crisp.

Layered Pumpkin Mousse recipe ... an easy pumpkin recipe that's perfect for fall or Thanksgiving dinner! This pumpkin parfait has a delicious cream cheese filling and ginger snap topping. A no bake pumpkin mousse that makes a great holiday dessert, this easy pumpkin dessert recipe is perfect for families. | Hello Little Home

I love serving this Layered Pumpkin Mousse for special fall meals, like Thanksgiving.

It’s so easy to make though that you’ll want to enjoy this tasty pumpkin dessert all season long!

 

Layered Pumpkin Mousse recipe ... an easy pumpkin recipe that's perfect for fall or Thanksgiving dinner! This pumpkin parfait has a delicious cream cheese filling and ginger snap topping. A no bake pumpkin mousse that makes a great holiday dessert, this easy pumpkin dessert recipe is perfect for families. | Hello Little Home
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Layered Pumpkin Mousse
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This delicious Layered Pumpkin Mousse is the perfect fall treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 468 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (14-oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • dash nutmeg
  • 8 ginger snap cookies (the crunchy kind)
Instructions
  1. Using a stand mixer, whip the cream and sugar together until a soft peak forms. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.

    Step by step directions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  2. Add cream cheese and brown sugar to the mixing bowl and beat until completely smooth, scraping down the bowl a few times during the process.
    Step by step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  3. Add pumpkin and spices to the cream cheese. Mix until incorporated.
    Step by step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  4. Using a spatula, gently fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture. Be gentle; you want to keep as much air in the cream as possible. Set aside.
    Step by Step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  5. Place half of the ginger snaps in the bowl of a food processor and process until you have chunky crumbs. Don’t over-process; you want to keep some texture and crunch. Set aside.
    Step by step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  6. Add 1/8 of the pumpkin mixture to the bottom of each of four glass.
  7. Next add 1/8 of the whipped cream.
  8. Add another layer of pumpkin, followed by another layer of whipped cream.
    Step by step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  9. Sprinkle the top layer with the ginger snap crumbs.
    Step by step instructions for making Layered Pumpkin Mousse. | Hello Little Home
  10. Finally, top each cup with a whole ginger snap cookie. (If you are not serving the mousse right away, wait until just before serving to add the crumbs and cookies, otherwise they will get soggy.)
  11. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Layered Pumpkin Mousse recipe ... an easy pumpkin recipe that's perfect for fall or Thanksgiving dinner! This pumpkin parfait has a delicious cream cheese filling and ginger snap topping. A no bake pumpkin mousse that makes a great holiday dessert, this easy pumpkin dessert recipe is perfect for families. | Hello Little Home

Are you a fan of pumpkin, too? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?

P.S. Did you love this Layered Pumpkin Mousse recipe? Then, make sure to check out all of my pumpkin recipes!

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This is so beautiful, Ginny and I want to eat it right now! lol. Oh gosh, it has got to taste delicious! Thanks for the inspiration

Those look delicious and Joel certainly seems to be enjoying his. I love all the pumpkin but my favorite is still pie. I made a pumpkin bread pudding recently that was really good though and I would do that again.

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Wow, this looks delicious. Love love love pumpkin, and totally digging that you topped this whole thing off with a gingersnap cookie! YUM! Great recipe chica!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Oh yum, this sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live on Monday at 2:30 PT. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

There’s loads of pumpkin recipes around but this one looks like one of the best. I would love it if you could share it on my link party Serenity Saturday

Natasha @ Serenity You

This looks so delish! You are one of my picks for features this week at Give Me The Goods!! Whoop! Whoop!
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

So pretty! I love the layers! And I bet it is delicious!

This looks ridiculously good. Pinning now… 🙂

I love pumpkin and especially when it looks this pretty! I love those layers and the ginger topping. Yum!

This looks awesome! What a beautiful dessert for a Thanksgiving dinner too!

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