Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Mousse (Alton Brown) Recipe

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  1. Place the heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk. Whisk until medium peaks are formed, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree and milk. Add the pudding mix and vanilla and whisk to combine. Fold in the whipped cream and thoroughly combine. Transfer the mousse into 6 (7-ounce) dessert bowls or ramekins. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 before serving.
  3. Coarsely chop the Spiced Pecans and sprinkle on top of the mousse just before serving.
  4. Spiced Pecans:
  5. Line a half sheet pan with parchment and set aside.
  6. Mix the salt, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and orange peel together in a small bowl and set aside.
  7. Place the nuts in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and set over medium heat. Toast, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes until they just start to brown. Add the butter and stir until it melts. Add the spice mixture and stir to combine. Once combined, add the sugars and water, stirring until the mixture thickens and coats the nuts, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet pan and separate them with a fork or spatula. Allow the nuts to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for storage.
  9. Yield: 1 pound pecans
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1206.34 Kcal (5051 kJ)
Calories from fat 1129.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 125.46g 193%
Cholesterol 51.77mg 17%
Sodium 887.07mg 37%
Potassium 400.41mg 9%
Total Carbs 71.71g 24%
Sugars 15.43g 62%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 17.08g 34%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 118.6mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 804.14 Kcal (3367 kJ)
Calories from fat 752.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83.63g 193%
Cholesterol 34.51mg 17%
Sodium 591.31mg 37%
Potassium 266.91mg 9%
Total Carbs 47.8g 24%
Sugars 10.29g 62%
Dietary Fiber 4.66g 28%
Protein 11.38g 34%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1.7mg 14%
Calcium 79mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.8
  • 41

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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