Pumpkin Pie Mousse

This easy no-bake pumpkin pie mousse is just like Grandma used to make. Creamy pumpkin mousse, served with maple whipped cream. No calorie counting here, just a delicious, creamy, and easy to put together dessert!

Pumpkin pie mousse in a white bowl.
Pumpkin pie mousse.

Key ingredients

Pumpkin puree: this recipe uses a can of pumpkin puree. Be sure to choose puree and not pumpkin pie filling as your recipe will turn out way too sweet.

Maple syrup: This recipe is best made with maple syrup. but you can substitute liquid honey if you prefer.

Pumpkin pie spice: I usually just use a ready-made blend, but you can use a homemade spice mix of ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger.

Yield: Serves 6

Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Pumpkin pie mousse in a white bowl.

How to make easy no-bake pumpkin pie mousse.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 can pumpkin purée (15-oz.) [Note 1]
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream

To serve (optional)

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (for dusting)
  • 6 gingernut cookies
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves


  1. Add the pumpkin purée, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, half & half, and 4 tablespoons maple syrup to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until thoroughly blended.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings, if required.
  3. Transfer to individual dessert bowls or cups.
  4. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. When ready to serve, place the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until it doubles in size.
  6. Add the remaining maple syrup (2 tablespoons) and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  7. To serve, remove mousse cups from refrigerator and top with maple whipped cream, pecans, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Serve with a ginger cookie on the side.


  1. Not pumpkin pie filling

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