Holiday Food Fest ~ Fall Desserts


The Holidays are upon us. Only a few weeks until Thanksgiving and about 7 weeks until Christmas.  What are you planning to cook and bake?

Do you need some inspiration for a new dish? Well, you have come to the right place. For the next 6 weeks, every Thursday, 5 other fellow bloggers and myself are hosting the first ever, Holiday Food Fest. Thanks to Amy, from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free for coordinating the festival! :)

Today, I’m sharing a Thanksgiving Fall Dessert with you, that is quick, easy and can be made ahead and frozen.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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While talking to my good friend and Pampered Chef, Director, Lorrie, about a prize for the giveaway, she suggested the Pie & Tart Cookbook.

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When she let me borrow a copy of the cookbook, I found this recipe and new it was a perfect fit to share with you.

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Ingredients for Crust

  • 1 1/2 c. finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 6 T. Butter or Margarine, melted

Ingredients for Mousse

  • 1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
  • 2 T. Pantry Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend (I used Pumpkin Pie Spice)
  • 1 jar (7 1/2 oz) Marshmallow Creme
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Additional whipped topping for garnish
  • Candy, chocolate leaves, cookies or other goodie for decoration

Directions for crust

In food processor, crush graham crackers until fine.

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Add brown sugar and melted butter, combine and press into pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 min. Let cool.

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Directions for Mousse

In bowl, combine pumpkin, spice, marshmallow creme and brown sugar, whisk until smooth.

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Fold in whipped topping and spoon into crust.

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Freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. Decorate with additional whipped topping. Serve immediately.

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Now, it wouldn’t be the Holidays without gifts and it wouldn’t be a Festival without a giveaway. So, I not only have the great Pampered Chef Pie and Tart cookbook for you, but I also have this awesome candle.

Candle Giveaway

This candle, provided by Cinnamon Creek Country Candles Etsy Shop, looks good enough to eat :) She describes it as a “Large Grubby Bakery Candle scented in RED VELVET CAKE… rich velvety Devils Food cake and sweet creamy vanilla icing with light sprinkles of sugar a little bit of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry complete this fresh baked look.”

Be sure to visit the Country Candles Etsy Shop and check out all the great scents she has to offer.

Rules for the Giveaway:

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  1. Leave a comment
  2. Link up your favorite Fall/Thanksgiving Dessert
  3. Visit Cinnamon Creek Country Candle Etsy Shop and leave a comment telling me which candle is your favorite
  4. The Giveaways will be open until next Wed. at 8 p.m., the winner will be announced on next weeks Holiday Food Fest
  5. One winner will receive the cookbook and one will receive the candle. Good Luck :)

Now it’s your turn, share your yummy creations with us, be sure to link back to this post and visit some or all of the other participants.


  1. Your dessert looks so good. I always love your step-by-step information. I still think you should open a dessert shop, or better yet, you should move to Dallas and we’ll open one together. I’ll do the sugar & gluten-free desserts, you do the ‘normal’ ones. :)

  2. Lauren says:

    Frozen Mousse Pie? That sounds like heaven! I love the flavours and how cute you decorated it!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..The Super Fast Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake! =-.

  3. Lauren says:

    So I looked at the candle website (sorry if this was supposed to be included before), and I couldn’t decide! Everything looked fantastic. And then I saw it. The hot chocolate mug candle. Love it!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..The Super Fast Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake! =-.

  4. I can imagine how fabulous this pie tastes! Gorgeous, too.

    Out of town and had to do all on my friend’s Mac (torture when you are used to a PC), so no HFF badge or direct link to this post (just your main site). I’l fix when I am home on Friday. :-)

    Can’t wait to see all the entries! Thanks, Liz!
    .-= gfe–gluten free easily´s last blog ..BlogHer Food ’09—Part II =-.

  5. Alta says:

    Yum, I am so digging this mousse! I can’t wait to see all of the yumminess that is linked up!

  6. Ann Marie says:

    This looks so easy!! and it freezes too?!?! WOW!!
    *printing this as I type*

    What a unique and yummy dessert to make ahead of time to have on hand for random holiday potluck events!!

    ps I retweeted this festival too! :)
    .-= Ann Marie´s last blog ..apples potatoes and squash, oh my! =-.

  7. Your use of fluff is a great idea! Thanks for hosting!
    .-= Kim, The Food Allergy Coach´s last blog ..Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll =-.

  8. TidyMom says:

    Oh that pie sounds WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for sharing!!♥
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Freezing Cookies for Holiday Baking {Guest Post} =-.

  9. The pumpkin vanilla creme candle sounds divine! Two of my favorite scents.

    Your pie looks great, too! YUM!
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday: Glee =-.

  10. I used to be a Pampered Chef consultant. I love their stuff:-)

  11. Chaya says:

    I have been wanting to make a pumpkin mousse for ages. I had a recipe but it just did not look right so I left it to improve it, at a later date, but now I don’t have to you. This recipe looks just right. I hope I can make it right away, after work.
    .-= Chaya´s last blog ..Linguine without Shrimp =-.

  12. april says:

    pumpkin pie is a favorite here. Great giveaway!

  13. Allyson says:

    Oh! I will have to try this one! My hubby loves all things pumpkin!
    .-= Allyson´s last blog ..In case you’re wondering. . . =-.

  14. Angela P says:

    I think the hot cocoa candles looks yummy!
    .-= Angela P´s last blog ..The Elf on the Shelf =-.

  15. Angela P says:

    You can get my chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe at this site:

    I know it’s bread, but it is so yummy I think of it as a dessert!
    .-= Angela P´s last blog ..The Elf on the Shelf =-.

  16. All of these recipes linked up look so yummy!

    My favorite candle looks to be the sugar cookie on in the jar–so cute and sounds like it would smell so good.
    .-= Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman´s last blog ..Thrifty Thursday =-.

  17. Jenn says:

    yay for the holiday food fest! your pie looks absolutely delicious!!!!
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Creamy Smoked Cheddar & Broccoli Soup =-.

  18. Tina says:

    That pie looks so yummy, I love new recipes.

  19. Kristin says:

    Your pies look so good. I’m hungry already.

  20. Kristin says:

    The Primitive Grubby CINNAMON APPLE CIDER Soy Candle is my favorite.

  21. Andrea says:

    Such a cute candle. It does look good enough to eat.

  22. Molly says:

    I would love to win this — YUMMY!

  23. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    What a great little event you have going on here:) Another blogger and I started something similar to this. You can check out our event here:
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..POM Iced Coffee Review and a GIVEAWAY!!! =-.

  24. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Just checked out the fun Etsy shop and the flavor that grab my attention was Pumpkin Nog. That not only sounds delicious but I bet it smells delicious too :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..POM Iced Coffee Review and a GIVEAWAY!!! =-.

  25. Alta says:

    Better late than never! I just linked a Banana Souffle dessert. A bit different than the norm, but yummy! And I’d love a pumpkin candle, yum!
    .-= Alta´s last blog ..Banana Souffle for Holiday Food Fest =-.

  26. Great giveaway, Pumpkin Vanilla Creme would be my pick

  27. Michelle says:

    I did not know you could freeze a pie ahead of time…DUH!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Pain de Campagne =-.

  28. Love the pictures and the step-by-step details.
    .-= Gluten Free foods ROCK´s last blog ..Pancakes =-.

  29. Brian says:

    I’m a sucker for any kind of pie. Pumpkin Mousse sounds delicious.
    .-= Brian´s last blog ..Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Pudding =-.

  30. Ashley Elaine says:

    The pie looks very yummy & the candle just sounds good enough to eat.

  31. angie says:

    one word to describe this post and those pics…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  32. angie says:

    The fav candle on the Etsy site for me would have to be Pumpkin Crunch Cake – Grubby Bakery Soy Candle – Jelly Jar – Cinnamon Creek Country Candles. Honestly though, there were TONS there I wanted!
    .-= angie´s last blog ..Uniola paniculata 2 =-.

  33. scott says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. It looks so good and I appreciate you sharing the wealth!

  34. scott says:

    I went to the Etsy site for the candles and was overwhelmed by all the scents I wanted. I definitely would want a soy jar candle and I would go with either the Pumpkin Nog or the Peppermint Bark Type!

  35. Andrea H says:

    That pie you made looks so good! Where are you in the Hoosier state? I am from Trafalgar but now live in Kentucky.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! =)

  36. Great contest.
    .-= dramaqueensmum´s last blog ..Baked chicken tortillas =-.

  37. I’d love to try this CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES – Grubby Cake Candle – Pillar Candle – Bakery Candle – Made with Soy. I love sugar cookie scented things.
    .-= dramaqueensmum´s last blog ..Baked chicken tortillas =-.

  38. Julie L says:

    I would like a piece of the pie you made above please-looks delicious :)

  39. Julie L says:

    I like the cinnamon spice 26 oz jar candle

  40. Rebecca says:

    The pie looks wonderful. I think I may try to make it for Thanksgiving!

  41. Rebecca says:

    I think one of my favorite scents from the Esty site would be the AUTUMN LODGE candle. It was hard to pick. There are so many wonderful combinations listed!

  42. Rona says:

    Looks delicious.
    .-= Rona´s last blog ..Fresh & Easy Giveaway – Ends November 21, 2009 =-.

  43. Colleen P says:

    Hope I remember to make this Mousse Pie for Thanksgiving. Looks very tasty!


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