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Pumpkin Mousse Pie (Gluten-Free) Recipe

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Pumpkin Mousse Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Mousse Pie (Gluten-Free) Recipe: Pumpkin mousse pie is the BEST no bake Thanksgiving dessert ~ it’s light as air with a zippy gingersnap crumb crust filled with fluffy pumpkin mousse. Make it ahead and chill or freeze!

INGREDIENTS for Pumpkin Mousse Pie (Gluten-Free) Recipe


  • 2 cups gingersnap crumbs*
  • 5 Tbsp salted butter, melted


  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin puree
  • 8 ounces brick style cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla paste
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped. This will be 2 cups of whipped cream, or an 8 ounce tub of whipped topping.


  • whipped cream or whipped topping
  • freshly grated nutmeg, or you can use pumpkin pie spice.

INSTRUCTIONS for Pumpkin Mousse Pie (Gluten-Free) Recipe


  • Toss the gingersnap crumbs with the melted butter, I like to use a fork. Toss until everything is evenly moistened.
  • Pat the crust into your buttered pie plate, pressing down evenly on the bottom and up the sides. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup to help flatten the crust. Put in the refrigerator while you continue with the pie.


  • Blend together the cream cheese, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice, vanilla, and salt. I do this in a food processor because it purees everything super smooth and you can start with cold cream cheese. If you want to use a stand mixer or an electric mixer you will need to start with very soft cream cheese to avoid lumps.
  • Fold in the 2 cups of whipped cream or your tub of whipped topping until no streaks are left. Fold gently so as not to deflate your whipped cream.
  • Turn the mousse into your crust and spread out to the edges. You can give the surface a swirled effect, or smooth it out, that’s up to you.
  • Cover with foil, tenting the foil so it doesn’t mar the surface of your pie, and chill in the refrigerator for six hours or ideally overnight. You can pop it in the freezer to hasten the chilling if you need to.

Slice of pumpkin mousse pie with whole pie in background.


  • When ready to serve garnish the top of the chilled pie with whipped cream or whipped topping and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.


*Use a food processor to grind ginger snaps or place them in a baggie and use a rolling pin to crush them to a fine consistency.
  • Calories: 374 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 206 mg
  • Potassium: 183 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Vitamin A: 5630 IU
  • Vitamin C: 1.5 mg
  • Calcium: 76 mg
  • Iron: 1.2 mg
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