Pumpkin Mousse Trifle from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

If you’ve seen my boards on Pinterest, you know I’m addicted to pumpkin. Apparently a lot of other people are too, so here’s a fabulous recipe from the Disney Parks Blog that mixes pumpkin mousse, spice cake, and Craisins. Yum!

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Streusel

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted

Apricot-Orange Sauce

1/2 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup orange juice

Pumpkin Mousse

1 egg yolk or 1/4 cup pasteurized egg yolks
3/4 cup canned pumpkin pie filling
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream

Store-bought spice cake mix, prepared per package directions and cooled
1/2 cup Ocean Spray Craisins

For streusel:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a sheet pan with foil; set aside.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and sugar in a medium bowl. Add melted butter and stir until mixture is crumbly.
Pour onto prepared sheet pan; bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Set aside to cool; crumble into small pieces.

For orange sauce:
Combine apricot jam and orange juice in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth.

For pumpkin mousse:

Whisk egg yolk into pumpkin pie filling. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave or using a double boiler. Whisk melted white chocolate into pumpkin mixture.
Whip heavy cream to medium peaks. Gently fold whipped cream into pumpkin mixture.

To serve:

Cut spice cake into cubes. Place a dollop of mousse at the bottom of a serving dish. Top with cranberries and a drizzle of sauce.
Place a few cubes of cake over mousse. Top with another layer of mousse, cranberries and sauce, then top with streusel.