Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

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1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 cup white chocolate chips

2 tablespoons half and half

3 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature

1/3 cup powdered sugar plus 2 tablespoons , divided

1/3 cup solid pack pumpkin

1 tsp. orange zest

1 3/4 cup heavy cream divided, 1 cup for mousse, remaining to be whipped for garnish

1/2 tsp vanilla

cinnamon for garnish

Microwave the white chocolate chips and the half and half at low level, stir until smooth and combined. Set aside to cool. In a bowl whip together the mascarpone cheese, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and orange zest until smooth. Add the pumpkin and cooled melted chocolate mixture, blend until well combined. In a separate bowl whip 1 cup of the  heavy cream until stiff but not over beaten. Fold into pumpkin mixture. Spoon into dessert dishes. With the remaining heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and vanilla, whip until stiff. Dollop on top of each mousse, Sprinkle lightly a bit of cinnamon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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