Cinnamon Crêpes with
Pumpkin Mousse and Graham Crumble
This delicious crêpes dessert is an elegant—and fun—twist on traditional pumpkin pie.
For Pumpkin Mousse:
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
For Cinnamon Crêpes:
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
For Graham Crumble:
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
Whipped cream for garnish
- For Pumpkin Mousse: In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and spices. Place the bowl over a pot filled with one inch of simmering water and whisk, or blend with a hand mixer, until the mixture reaches 140°F (60°C)and has thickened slightly. Chill the mixture in an ice bath until cold.
- While the pumpkin chills mix the powdered gelatin with the cold water and let stand ten minutes. Once bloomed heat the gelatin for 10 seconds in the microwave to melt. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Once the gelatin has cooled pour the heavy whipping cream in a medium bowl. Whip until the cream thickens then gradually pour in the melted gelatin. Whip until soft peaks form. Working in three batches, fold the whipped cream into the chilled pumpkin mixture. Once completely mixed cover and chill for at least two hours, or overnight.
- While the mousse chills prepare the crêpe batter.
- For Cinnamon Crêpes: In a medium bowl whisk the eggs and egg yolks until slightly frothy. Add the melted butter and whisk to mix.
- In a small saucepan scald the milk over medium heat.
- In a separate bowl combine both the flours, cinnamon and sugar.
- Temper the egg mixture with the hot milk, then whisk the remaining hot milk into the egg mixture. Working in three batches, whisk the flour mixture into the eggs and milk, making sure the first addition is thoroughly combined before adding the next. If small lumps remain strain, then cover and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.
- After the batter has chilled, place an 8-inch non-stick omelet, sauté, or crêpe pan over medium heat and spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour 1 1/2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) of batter into the center of the hot pan and immediately swirl until the batter coats the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook until the edges release from the pan and the crêpe slides easily when the pan is shaken, about one minute. Flip the crêpe, or turn with a rubber spatula, and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute on the second side.
- Remove to a plate and stack the cooked crêpes between layers of parchment or wax paper. Cool to room temperature. If you are planning to hold for longer than a few hours seal the crêpes, between the parchment paper, in a zip top bag and keep chilled.
- While the crêpes cool prepare the graham crumble.
- For Graham Crumble: Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar until the mixture resembles wet sand. Pour the mixture onto the parchment lined sheet pan and press to compact the mixture. Bake for 10 minutes then cool completely. Gently crumble the graham with a fork.
- To assemble the crêpes spoon 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mousse into 1/4 of the crêpe. Fold the crêpe in half, and in half again. Top with whipped cream and graham crumble.
Makes 5 to 10 servings.
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