Light Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin is one of my very favorite flavors of fall and winter. I can’t get enough of it. And while pumpkin — like all squash — makes for a very healthy high-fiber low-fat dish, when converted into dessert form (in particular, my mom’s awesome pumpkin pie) it totally blows any attempts at practicing self-control, and I pay for it on the scale throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Fortunately, I learned about this fabulous light airy delicious pumpkin mousse recipe at a Weight Watchers meeting a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away. When I hit Lifetime years ago (I’m a backslidden Lifetimer), this wonderful easy dessert literally saved my butt every holiday season. This recipe somehow got lost from my regular holiday cooking repertoire, so I had to hunt around on the Weight Watchers forums to find it again. And it’s just as yummy as  I remember it being.

Light Pumpkin Mousse

Dessert does not get any easier than this.

Light Pumpkin Mousse

Prepare pudding mix as directed on package, using the milk.

Light Pumpkin Mousse

Fold in the pumpkin spice and the pumpkin.

Light Pumpkin Mousse

Fold in the whipped topping.

Light Pumpkin Mousse

Enjoy, or chill until ready to serve.

Light Pumpkin Mousse
 
Weight Watchers Info: 3 PointsPlus per ½ cup serving
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 small packages of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups of no-fat (skim) milk
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 15 ounce can of pumpkin
  • 8 ounces of fat-free Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Prepare pudding as directed, with the 2 cups of skim milk, in medium bowl.
  2. Fold in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve, or chill until ready to serve.
Notes
Can be made a day ahead of time.

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