Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Serve this original twist on the American classic with maple whipped cream.

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyMedium
225g gingersnap cookies, broken
2 tbsp vegetable oil
70g plus 2 tbsp light-brown sugar
240ml canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1.15L low-fat vanilla yogurt, softened
Maple Whipped Cream, recipe follows, optional

For the Maple Whipped Cream

1 3/4 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
2 tbsp water
240ml semi-skimmed milk
60ml maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Combine the gingersnaps, oil, and two tablespoons brown sugar in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to form fine crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until the crust is set and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and remaining 70g brown sugar until blended; stir in the frozen yogurt. Spread into the cooled pie crust and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Wrap tightly in plastic to freeze up to one week.

When ready to serve, transfer the pie to the refrigerator to soften slightly, about 30 minutes. Top with Maple Whipped Cream, if desired.

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Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories 279; Total Fat 8.5 g (Sat Fat 2.7g, Mono Fat 1.7g, Poly Fat 1.7g) ; Protein 7g; Carb 44g; Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 43mg; Sodium 158mg

To make the Maple Whipped Cream:

Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a medium bowl; let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, heat the milk until steaming. Whisk the hot milk into the gelatin to dissolve. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla.

Place the bowl in a bowl of ice water and stir occasionally until just beginning to set around the edges, about 15 minutes. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the cold milk mixture on high until thick and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Spread on top of the frozen mousse pie; swirl like a meringue topping. Serve.

Yield: 12 servings

Nutritional analysis per serving of Maple Whipped Cream

Calories 29; Total Fat 0.4 g (Sat Fat 0.3g, Mono Fat 0.1g, Poly Fat 0g) ; Protein 1g; Carb 5.5g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol 2mg; Sodium 10mg

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