Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse

This pumpkin chocolate mousse is packed with warm, cozy flavors. If you love the combination of dark chocolate and pumpkin spice, this dessert is a must-try.

Ingredients and substitutions

I like to use chopped dark chocolate when making this mousse, but you can substitute chocolate chips or any type of chopped chocolate you prefer.

Chocolate mousse in a glass dish with a silver spoon.

I used canned pumpkin puree in this mousse, but you can use fresh if you prefer. If using canned, make sure that you don’t accidentally use pumpkin pie filling, otherwise the end result will be too sweet.

Pumpkin pie spice gives this mousse it’s warm, earthy flavor. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute half a teaspoon of cinnamon, plus pinches of cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.

How to make it

Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted dark chocolate in a steel pan.

Add the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and melted dark chocolate to a food processor or blender.

Ingredients for pumpkin mousse in a food processor.

Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender as necessary.

Pumpkin mousse blended in a food processor.

Transfer that mixture to a bowl or container, then refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Chocolate mousse in a glass dish on an orange kitchen towel.

Optional toppings

Garnish this mousse with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or some finely chopped pecans before serving, if desired.

Storage

Store this mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse

This pumpkin chocolate mousse is loaded with warm, cozy flavors. If you love the combination of dark chocolate and pumpkin spice, this dessert is a must-try.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 346.6kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate (or substitute chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and melted dark chocolate to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender as necessary.
  • Transfer that mixture to a bowl or container, then refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Optional toppings for this mousse include chocolate shavings or finely chopped pecans.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 346.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.3g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 18.9g | Saturated Fat: 10.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.6g | Cholesterol: 1.3mg | Sodium: 14.7mg | Potassium: 520.6mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 25.3g | Vitamin A: 11.933IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 77.3mg | Iron: 6.4mg
Pumpkin mousse in a glass dish.
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