Pumpkin Mousse Napoleons

Pumpkin Mousse Napoleons recipe

Pumpkin Mousse Napoleons

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Nuts, pumpkin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Here's a delicious alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. And to make the napoleons look as good as they taste, check out the simple directions for making the striped design on top.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets thawed, 1 sheet
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks. Cut each strip into 4 rectangles, making 12 in all. Place the pastry rectangles onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Split the pastries into 2 layers, making 24 in all.
  • Stir the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a medium bowl. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the pumpkin mixture among 12 bottom pastry layers. Top with the pecans and top pastry layers. Garnish with additional cinnamon and confectioners' sugar or whipped topping.

Notes

Tip: For a striped garnish, place 1/2-inch strips of wax paper diagonally across the tops of the pastries. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon. Remove the wax paper.
Pumpkin Mousse Napoleons recipe is a light dessert from Grains Food Foundation and Pepperidge Farms perfect for a holiday gathering.