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Guilt-Free *Must Try* Thanksgiving Day Dessert!

Posted Nov 16 2010 6:30pm

My November article for Q Magazine came out last week in which I shared two healthy, yet satisfying, Thanksgiving recipes, and a simple strategy for having your best holiday ever!

One of the recipes was for THE most amazing pumpkin pie fake-out desserts you will EVER have in your life – Pumpkin Pie Mousse!


It is legitimately like eating a thick, fluffy, uber-rich slice of pumpkin pie, in mousse form. And here’s the BEST part – it’s guilt free and EASY!



1 package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding

1 package sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding

2 cups skim milk

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 8-ounce container fat-free whipped topping


Whisk pudding mixes and milk in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Mixture will be very thick. Stir in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, then fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve!


Seriously. Like eating pumpkin pie batter – except way, way better. Plus it makes a ton of mousse so, leftovers for all! ;)


I’m bringing this dessert to Thanksgiving dinner this year, so I know I can count on a sweet ending to a fabulous feast, without the guilt – wheee! :D

In other news, tonight my Mom and I are heading out to see the most spectacular show on earth: The Radio City Rockettes!

Fun Fact: My Mom wanted to be a Rockette more then anything else in the world growing up. While she never got to strap on the silver high heels, she’s passed on her love for the high-kicking troop to me, and this will be the second time we’ve seen them live. It’s truly a spectacular show and is kicking-off (pun intended) the Christmas season for us!

I love the holidays! :D


What gets you into the holiday spirit? Sipping hot chocolate, wrapping presents, watching the snow fall, listening to Christmas music?

The annual Mall of America shopping trip my Mom and I go on always puts me in a cheerful, holiday mood. One of my favorite things to do at home is, after a long day of work, lay and watch tv by just the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. So cozy!

ps: it’s not too early to start listening to Christmas music, it is?! ;)

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