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Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse

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This low carb pumpkin mousse dessert is served with caramelized pecans! Sugar free and gluten free recipe.
Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse with Caramelized Pecans - sugar free and gluten free recipe

 

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I realized the other day that I didn't have any pumpkin recipes on this site! With fall rapidly approaching I had to rectify that situation. My husband isn't much of a fan of any of the spices that regularly get paired with pumpkin, and it can taste rather bland without. So I knew I had to make something with individual portions rather than a big pie or similar. These pumpkin mousses were the answer, and the caramelized pecans go so well with them. Just make sure you don't buy canned pumpkin pie filling – it's pure pumpkin puree that you need.

How to Make Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse

Mix together the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together heavy cream and low carb sweetener – something like granular Swerve or Lakanto would work well. Whisk until stiff peaks form.

Carefully fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse with caramelized pecans

Spoon the mousse into four bowls or glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

To make the caramelized pecans, melt some butter in a small pan then add the pecan halves and sweetener. Cook for five minutes over a medium heat, turning to coat the nuts in the mixture frequently.Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse with caramelized pecans

After the butter starts to turn brown, remove the pecans and place them on some parchment paper. Separate them out and leave them for ten minutes to harden. Place them on top of the mousse when ready to serve.Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse with Caramelized Pecans - sugar free and gluten free recipe

 

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Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse

Low Carb Pumpkin Mousse

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This low carb pumpkin mousse dessert is served with caramelized pecans! Sugar free and gluten free recipe.

Ingredients

for the caramelized pecans

  • 16 pecan halves
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs low carb sweetener

Instructions

  1. Mix together the pumpkin, spice and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream and sweetener until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the pumpkin mixture into the cream.
  3. Spoon the mousse into four glasses or bowls, cover, and leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. To make the caramelized nuts, add the butter, pecans and sweetener to a small skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, turning frequently, until the butter starts to darken. Spoon the nuts onto parchment paper and leave to harden for 10 minutes.

Notes

8g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 Mousse
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 68mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 2g
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Kathy

Sunday 6th of November 2016

It doesn't seem like it would be sweet enough with the only sweet taste coming from the whipped cream.

Georgina

Sunday 6th of November 2016

Many of my desserts aren't super sweet because sweetness usually means carbs - even if sweeteners are used. It also suits my personal taste, so feel free to add more sweetener if you prefer!

Taryn

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

My husband would love this. Pumpkin pie is his favorite!

Katrin

Sunday 25th of September 2016

What a perfect autumn dessert. The candied pecans look incredibly crunchy and yum… wish I could have a portion right now!

Kim | Low Carb Maven

Saturday 24th of September 2016

I like pumpkin pie, but haven't had pumpkin mousse. I bet it's great and the pecans sound just the right accompaniment.

Brenda sue

Saturday 24th of September 2016

I am going to make this or something like it. I will add eggs and bake it, and chop the pecan instead and make a pecan topping. Thank you for the idea. Brenda

Georgina

Sunday 25th of September 2016

Sounds great! Let me know how it goes!

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