Monday, November 16, 2009

Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

I started out with really good intentions when making these tarts. I was going to make it low fat, low carb, but I lost my way somewhere in the process. I found the original recipe on A Taste Of Home, but I have changed it so much, I am calling it mine now!

I did use sugar free instant pudding mix and fat free milk, but when I added in the fresh whipping cream I think I made it devilish!

1 graham cracker pie shell, or 12 mini graham cracker tart shells (this will make enough for almost both)
1 small box of sugar free instant butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/2 cup of cold fat free milk
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 pint whipping cream (more if you want to make whipped cream for the topping, or use Reddi Whip)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar for whipping cream
1/4 cup of sugar for the pumpkin mixture

In a large bowl, mix the butterscotch pudding with 1 1/2 cups of milk for 2 minutes, let stand for an additional 2-5 minutes

In the meantime, place your whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl and whip until you have medium peaks (not soft, but a bit more)

Mix the pumpkin, spices and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until well blended

Add the pumpkin mixture and the whipping cream to the pudding, folding it in gently until well combined

Spoon into pie crusts and top with additional whipped cream if desired!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

They look great Cheryl and so pretty!!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your tarts look very elegant and yes devilish too! I think the fat free pudding and lowfat milk more than cancel out the whipped cream.

Maria said...

I am loving your tarts!

Paula said...

I love your devlish ways, woman! This sounds so terrific, especially using butterscotch pudding. Yum, yum, yum!

A Year on the Grill said...

they look wonderful. And just a dallop of whipped cream is good for your calcium intake (maybe, it sounds logical anyway!!!) They look GREAT

The Blonde Duck said...

I MUST make these! Why didn't I think of it!!!!

Bethie said...

You tart you! They look great.

Pam said...

Yum. I think they look perfectly delicious and so cute too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

these look pretty and delicious..

Velva said...

Cheryl- this pumpkin mousse looks really good. A definite holiday treat.

teresa said...

oh how pretty! i'll take five please!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I love these. I've not seen the mini tarts before. I'll be on the look out now. Did you bake the pie crusts?
Thanks for sharing.

The Blonde Duck said...

Not only would we have a Hoot and Who together, we would have a fabulous time inhaling all the bbq, Mexican and pies in SA.

Sophia said...

Haha, I love that you strayed away from the diet path...WOO hoo!! this looks fantastic!!!

Donna-FFW said...

You know we are in love with your milk chocolate mousse here, so I will be trying this baby soon. They are gorgeous and it is indeed your creation!

Grace said...

well, if i liked pumpkin, i'm sure i'd find these delicious and a guilt-free treat. at least you know i'm not contributing to the canned pumpkin shortage. :)

Muneeba said...

Oooo, these look really special .. loving the look of 'em! And I can almost taste that creamy mousse texture in my mouth right now!!!

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