Pumpkin-mousse pie

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
9 ounces Graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup Granulated sugar; plus
2 tablespoons Granulated sugar; plus
¾ cup Granulated sugar
3 tablespoons Dutch cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg plus pinch (of nutmeg - not skin)
¾ teaspoon Ground cinnamon; plus 1 tablespoon for sifting
¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup Brandy
2 tablespoons Unflavored gelatin
3 larges Eggs; room temperature
1½ cup Canned pumpkin puree
¼ teaspoon Ground allspice
¼ teaspoon Ground ginger
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Sour cream
1½ cup Heavy cream
2 tablespoons Confections' sugar
½ teaspoon Pure vanilla extract.

1. Heat oven to 325. In a food processor, combine graham cracker crumbs, ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, cocoa powder, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and pinch nutmeg; process until finely ground. Transfer to medium bowl; mix in butter. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of 10-½ inch tart pan. Bake until set, 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. In small bowl, place brandy and 2 tablespoons water. Sprinkle gelatin over liquid, set aside to soften, 10 minutes. In bowl of electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat eggs on medium-low speed until fluffy. While mixer is running, combine remaining ¾ cup sugar and l/4 cup water in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until temperature registers 245 degrees (firm-ball stage) on a candy termometer, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place bowl with softened gelatin over saucepan of simmering water, stir until gelatin has dissolved.

3. Turn mixer to low; add gelatin mixture. Add pumpkin puree, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, allspice, ginger, salt, and sour cream; combine. Pour filling into pie crust; refrigerate until set, 4 hours or overnight.

4. To serve, whisk heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until stiff. Decorate top with whipped cream. Sift remaining tablespoon cinnamon on top.

Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by ellenmirvine@... (Ellen M Irvine) on Oct 17, 1997

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