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Pumpkin Pie Mousse

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Everyone knows that one of the best parts of the fall season is the pumpkin pie. If you don’t know this, then you must be living under a rock (my sister is living under a rock; she hates pumpkin pie).
Since I don’t count pie crust among my closest friends, I’ve come up with a slightly unconventional way to enjoy my pumpkin pie: Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl (a.k.a. Pumpkin Pie Mousse).

Little Pumpkin Pie Mousse
(serves two)

1 cup canned pumpkin (such as Libby’s)
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup milk of choice
4 ice cubes, optional
sweetener of choice, to taste

Whip it all up in the blender (I love you, Vitamix!) for a loooong time.

Other, non pumpkin-related news:

Anyone catch the debate last night? I know that the political analysts are saying Sarah Palin “won” due to the fact that she didn’t self-combust. But I thought Joe Biden was absolutely amazing! What an eloquent guy!

Before ending this post, I have to give a shout-out to a blog reader, Sarah, who has apparently been spreading my Banana Bread in a Bowl recipe around the blogworld. Thanks, Sarah, whoever you are!!! You’re too sweet. :)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh yummy fall goodness! This recipe sounds as sweet as you are!

    For some reason OpenID won’t let me sign in as me!

  2. Erin at says:

    I’ve been waiting for you to post this! :) Yummy!
    I enjoyed the debate. Joe Biden took Palin down. I love him.

  3. VeganView says:

    Biden was amazing last night! Obama 08′ baby!

  4. jessy says:

    this looks fantastic, CCV! thanks so much for sharing another one of your rock’n recipes! fall yumminess, indeed! yay!

  5. River says:

    Complete deliciousness in a bowl! It looks so creamy and “pumpkiny”!

    I watched the debate and thought Biden seems like a very “human” guy.

  6. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Yes, yes, yes! Pumpkin pie is the best part of fall! This mousse sounds yummy…darn on me for finishing off the last of my pumpkin this morning.

    I started tuning in to the debate after the Dick Cheney reference (I read the transcript of that part though), but the fact that Sarah Palin was so composed was definitely impressive. She seems like a smart, smart lady. I just don’t think Joe Biden is as good of a speaker…but that doesn’t necessarily mean he wouldn’t be a good VP. I still haven’t made final decisions about my vote yet…

  7. magpie says:

    I sooo need to get a blender :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Genius! Simple and easy to make… will make as soon as I get my hands on some pumpkin! mmm!

    -Vegan Nurse

  9. TavoLini says:

    got to agree with you on the debates–though Palin did surprise me.

    I LOVE pumpkin pie. I was surrounded by haters, though–so I snuck it onto their plates without telling them what it is. Once they tasted it, they loved it too. Psychology is amazing, eh?

  10. Megan says:

    I can’t wait to try your Pumpkin Pie Mousse! I love the fall and anything pumpkin :) thanks for the recipe.

  11. Vaala says:

    Oh man, I must be living under a rock! I’ve never had pumpkin pie in my life although we did make a kumara (sweet potato) pie once which was mighty fine. But then again it isn’t fall here so perhaps I can be forgiven?!

  12. Ricki says:

    Another quick, easy and delicious CCV recipe! (And where would we be without our appliances?)

  13. Sanja says:

    It looks like the pumpkin smoothie I made a lot last year. I’m just cray about pumpkins. And addicted. So if you have any more pumpkin ideas… :-)

  14. Bianca says:

    I still can’t believe you don’t like crust! But that’s okay. The mousse sounds fantastic. Almost like pumpkin pudding!

  15. Andrea says:

    pie crust is not one of my closest friends either 😉 but pumpkin pie mousse sounds like it could be haha!! i need to try this! i loved kath’s pumpkin pie ‘crustless’ recipes so i will definitely give yours a try too!

  16. Andrea says:

    oooh and i totally agree with you about the debate… i thought palin did reasonably well (no major screw ups) but she did seem kinda nervous and rehearsed whereas biden seemed so real and knowledgable! i was hoping she’d make a mistake because i love the tina fey SNL skits on palin hehe

  17. shelby says:

    Must. Make. Immedietly.

  18. aTxVegn says:

    Mmmm, I love pumpkin food! Your mousse looks delicious!

  19. Rach-ums says:

    Yum-tastic! I love pumpkin.

    Did you check out the SNL sketches with Tina Fey as Palin? So funny!

  20. Cody says:

    I find pastry crust borderline inedible.

    This looks yummy!

  21. Meg says:

    The Pumpkin Queen believes that she will be making this very soon! Thank you SO much for sharing!

  22. CeciLiA says:

    Can you believe that I never EVER ate pumpkin pie before in my LIFE?!!!! I guess I live under a rock too 😀

    Yes, Vitamix is awesome eh?!!! The place where I work at has Vitamix blenders to make frappes and smoothies and I have been bringing my own frozen fruits to work to make myself some DUH-LICIOUS smoothie yummmmmmm :)

  23. alaina says:

    that pumpkin looks so creamy and delicious. yum!

  24. Simple and Divine says:

    This looks increddddible, Twinnie! And you MUST post your pumpkin pie recipe, too!!! -PS- I’ve been eating so much pumpkin recently that my hands are turning ORANGE! Eeeep!

    And I thought Biden was BEYOND brilliant. He is SO eloquent and just so knowledgeable and intelligent. He’s ma MANE. :) (-ps- He most def dominated what’sherface)

  25. Veg-a-Nut says:

    I am so happy it is pumpking time. I know we can have it pretty much anytime we want, but hey it is tradition! Pumpking mousse, pumpkin pie, oh my! Your sister just doesn’t know what she is missing.

    We watched the debate too, but who I did not care for was the mediator. This election should be an exciting and eye opening one.

  26. tofufreak says:

    pumpkin pie mousse sounds awesome!

  27. ChickPea says:

    Oh my goodness! Another Katie concoction to try…I can’t wait. I usually make pumpkin pudding for the holidays, but mousse takes it to another level of decadence!

  28. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    Too much pumpkin, not enough time!

  29. MizFit says:

    OOOOH that looks amazing and (surprisesurprise) I have all the ingredients here.


  30. Fitnessista says:

    that recipe looks so good!
    and i LOVE your banana bread in a bowl recipe 😀
    have a happy saturday!

  31. Joanna says:

    Libby’s is my favorite canned pumpkin! I ate some straight out of the can last night. It’s just that good.

  32. Brooke says:

    yaay you posted the mousse! i love simple snacks! it looks fabulous katie. i’ll have to try it with my leftover puree! i think i’ll add graham cracker crumbs too, yum :)

  33. Anonymous says:

    See, a ‘shout out’ in a blog is appropriate; at a VP debate, not so much. My mind, and everything I’ve read except FOX, has Biden winning the debate. Sarah and her winks, you betchas and refusal to answer the questions was a real turnoff. However, your pumpkin mousse most definitely is not! :)


  34. eatingbender says:

    Yum! Pumpkin pie in a bowl = a spectacular idea. I will have to pull out the Vitamix and whip this one up soon!

    Yes, Sarah has definitely been amping up that banana blender cereal! It’s on my to-make list for breakfast sometime soon!!

  35. The Vegan Snorkeler says:

    Yay for pumpkin season!!! I can’t wait for my first pumpkin pie of 2008. I never thought of pumpkin pie mousse. Maybe that chould be made into pumpkin pie ice cream in an ice cream maker!

  36. lighterportions says:

    Ahh! I always mix canned pumpkin up with some cinnamon and yogurt but I never thought to add it a blender with ice (other than in smoothies but that only half counts)! I’m super excited to try it this way :)

  37. sweetpotato says:

    Ahhhhh I LOVE THIS.

  38. vegalicious says:

    Amazing! Must try! Will try!

  39. HangryPants says:

    So simple and it looks delish! Can’t wait to try myself.

  40. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    My thoughts exactly! And I really don’t understand the appeal of the colloquialisms she uses. I fail to understand why the “average Joes” of America wish to elect officials who are similar to them and to whom they can relate. Shouldn’t one want, to lead one’s country, someone who is much more intelligent than the average American?

    Ok, I am embarrassed to admit I haven’t seen the Tina Few skit (although of course I’ve heard about it). I’m off to google it now!

  41. Lauren says:

    Mmmm.. sounds delish! I LOVE PUMPKIN PIE!! This is to perfect!

  42. russ says:

    I’ll definetely be needing this pumpkin pie recipe for when I inevitablely end up with a whole one next week! What else would I do with kilos of sweet orange gourd?
    How come no crust though?

  43. synthialink says:

    thanks for the recipe katie!!!!!

  44. Anonymous says:

    is your crustless pumpkin pie posted? i can’t seem to find it!!
    I am making this mousse today :)

    1. The last time I made it was a looooong time ago. But if I remember correctly, it’s one of Bryanna Clark Grogan’s cheesecake recipes (tofu, agar, sugar/stevia, spices), but I subbed pumpkin for the tofu!

      1. Sarah says:

        Would you please please PLEASE send me the recepie?

        I LOVE pumpkin pie and can’t find a great crustless pie recepie that actually stays firm (without tofu).

        On another note: I adore your blog! I have tried a number of your recepies and they have all been FANTASTIC! I have also shared your blog with tons of my friends (especially the ones who need to substitute ingredients due to allergies, diabetes, and diet choices, ie vegans!:) so I wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication to your delicious trade!



        1. Hi Sarah,

          I haven’t made it in years! Maybe google search for BCG’s tofu cheesecake?

  45. Sami says:

    Literally read this, and then went downstairs and made it. :)

  46. Jenny says:

    Just made this today. Simple… but incredibly delicious. Sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the fewest ingredients – or so I’m told. This recipe is a great example of that!

    Thanks Katie! Your pumpkin recipes have converted this former canned pumpkin hater. :)

  47. Sherry says:

    Hi, Katie! I’m new to your blog but am really enjoying checking out all your recipes.

    This one sounds delicious (and I do love pumpkin pie, with or without crust)!

    One question for you: if I don’t have a Vitamix (yet), will a standard blender work for this recipe? Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      That will work.