Pumpkin Mousse

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Pumpkin Mousse
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  1. 5 large Egg Yolks
  2. 1 cup(s) Sugar
  3. 3 1/2 cup(s) Heavy Cream
  4. 15 ounce(s) Canned Pumpkin
  5. 2 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Ground Cinnamon
  7. 1/2 teaspoon(s) Ground Ginger
  8. 1/4 teaspoon(s) Ground Nutmeg
  9. 1/4 teaspoon(s) Salt
  10. 2 tablespoon(s) Dark Rum
  11. 1 teaspoon(s) Powdered Gelatin
  12. 3 ounce(s) Shaved Dark Chocolate
  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside.
  2. Whisk the yolks, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup cream together in a medium saucepan. Heat while stirring continuously with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon over medium-low heat, until thickened and the mixture coats the spatula -- about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and set over the ice bath. Stir to cool.
  3. Add pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt to the egg mixture. Stir 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon gelatin together in a small bowl. Heat the remaining tablespoon rum, and stir in to the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Gently whisk into the pumpkin mixture. Beat 1/2 cup cream to stiff peaks, and fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour into a shallow dish, cover and chill until cold and thick enough to fall from a spoon in heavy dollops -- about 8 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Beat the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Alternately layer the pumpkin mousse and whipped cream in a glass serving dish. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings between top two layers. Serve chilled.
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