Monday, October 20, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pies

I love anything that has to do with Halloween! I love watching Halloween movies on TV (NOT gory ones or horror), and making food that's spooky and fun! I also LOVE decorating and and putting up cobwebs and creepy spiders, pulling out fall colors and jack-o-lanterns lighting up doorways!
My favorite part of Halloween is seeing what our nieces and nephews are dressing up as and going trick or treating with those that live close. This year we are going to gather as ghosts and ghouls and make caramel apples and I just can't wait! I am going to be major miffed if it snows again before then! I need one more outing before we are stranded in the valley for the winter!!! (I make it sound so dramatic . . . even though I am a Utah girl I still hate driving in the snow!) I made these little pies as a treat for a movie night and for our neighbors who just welcomed a new arrival! They turned out pretty cute and tasted even better!

Pumpkin MousseRecipe by: Emily

1/2 cup canned Pumpkin puree
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

Mix the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together with a hand mixer until well incorporated. Add the canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Once the pumpkin mixture is smooth fold in the cool whip. Pour mousse into a graham cracker pie shell or spoon into cups to create individual servings and refrigerate until well chilled and set, 2-3 hours. Serve with additional whipped cream or ginger snaps! Enjoy!

23 comments:

Once Upon a Plate said...

Emily, those are SO CUTE!!!

What a darling treat, they are delightful. :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They're so sacry adorable Emily! And must be delicious too, I love sweetened condensed milk!

Prudy said...

I used to make something similar with my students when I taught elementary school, but with no ghost on top. Darn, I wish I had seen this back then. I love your Southern U pics below. We just went up to Cedar Breaks a few weeks ago and Zion too. As for scary movies, have you seen Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn? Scary stuff.

Veronica said...

Those are just adorable! I wish I had seen these before Saturday! I just had a Halloween birthday party for my daughter they would have been a cute treat for everyone to make!

Lisa said...

Cute little desserts!

Maria said...

I love all of the creative Halloween treats out there. These are fabulous!

Cheri Sicard said...

Very cute, and they sound delicious too. I love the candy faces.

Emily said...

Prudy . . . YES!!! I have seen "Wait Until Dark!!!" Augh the part when the fridge door is stuck open kills me! I love Audrey! I am an "older movie" guru! Anything with Audrey, John Wayne, Carey Grant, Doris Day, Maureen O'Hara, Katherine Hepburn, and Paul Newman always equal a great movie night!

Brandi Parry said...

Em, these are too cute! I think we will make them for family night next week! Looks nice and easy for kids to help with!
I love to borrow your creativity...i have none! (well, in the cooking department for sure!)
Can't wait for our Halloween party!
Brandi

Maris said...

These look so fun and festive! I love Halloween because of treats like these :)

jen said...

I love these, they're so cute and so simple!
I hope you do try the apple butter, it's delicious and makes your house amazing. I can't wait to make it again.

jen said...

makes your house SMELL amazing...
sorry sometimes I get a little too click happy. :)

Jenny said...

Love these Emily! You are so festive with your cute Halloween dishes! These look mighty tasty.

hot garlic said...

If you don't like gore or horror then what DO you like in a Halloween movie?? LOL!

These are so cute, and they look uber tasty too!

Emiline said...

What a perfect treat for movie night! Very spooky, too.

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Pam said...

So cute and fun. My kids would gobble these right up! Actually, so would I.

Brandi Parry said...

Em--Quick question: how many of those mini-pie cups did this recipe make? I am thinking of making them for a Halloween party that my aunt Mitzi is having...and did you use mini M&M's on the face???

Emily said...

Hey Bran, I used one package (6 crusts) and I had plenty left over. So I would say this recipe makes about 12 mini pies or one big pie. I used mini reeses pieces for the eyes but mini M&M's would work too! Have fun!

Steph said...

Cute, cute cute! These look adorable and tasty!

Ally Mack said...

You have such good recipes on your blog!! And super creative. I found your blog from Mmm Cafe. I will be checking yours regularly, I hope you don't mine. My husband will surly thank you. I'm always looking for a good new recipe to try.

Emily said...

Ally welcome! Please come back anytime! I am happy to use my hubby as a tastetester for my cooking! Have a great week! Enjoy fall!

Jeni said...

How cuuute is this! Great idea.