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Pumpkin Mousse Cake

5 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
The use of Neufchatel cheese makes this light and airy dessert taste like warm pumpkin cheesecake, but with less fat and fewer calories. Along with the creamy cheese, it features canned pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie spice, and ground ginger. First, you have to cook the pumpkin, cornstarch, and milk together until boiling, then let it cool. Simply beat and fold in the rest of the ingredients in different stages, and the batter is ready to go. The combination of pumpkin, spices, and cream cheese evokes our favourite fall flavours.

Ingredients

Pumpkin puree

15 oz, canned

Cornstarch

1 tbsp(s)

Fat free evaporated milk

¼ cup(s)

Neufchâtel cheese

4 oz, softened

Pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp(s)

Ground ginger

1 tsp(s)

Egg(s)

3 large egg(s), separated

Egg white(s)

1 egg white(s)

Sugar

cup(s)

Lite whipped topping

8 tbsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp(s), optional, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook the pumpkin until it's no longer steaming, about 8 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and evaporated milk, and whisk into the pumpkin. Bring mixture to a boil; remove from the heat and cool.
  2. Beat the Neufchatel with the pumpkin pie spice and ginger; beat in the yolks to combine. Beat in the cooled pumpkin mixture.
  3. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar one tablespoon at a time until stiff. In three additions, fold the whites into the pumpkin mixture. Pour into prepared dish. Bake until puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  4. Scoop the mousse cake out into 8 serving bowls, and top each with 1 tablespoon of whipped topping. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon, if desired.