Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Pinon Nut Streusel

Yield:
Serves 8
Ingredients
  • Biscuit Cake:
  • 4 -ounces almond paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 -ounce powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 -ounces flour
  • 1 -ounce butter, melted
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 -ounces sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Mousse:
  • 6 -ounces sugar
  • 2 -ounces water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 9 -ounces pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 3 Gelatin Sheets, bloomed
  • 9 -ounces heavy cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Chocolate-Pinon Nut Streusel:
  • 5 -ounces flour
  • 4 -ounces almond meal
  • 6 -ounces sugar
  • 6 -ounces cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 -ounces Pinon nuts, toasted
  • 1 pinch salt
Directions
Biscuit Cake:

In the mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the almond paste, egg, powdered sugar and vanilla paste and mix until creamy with no lumps. Then add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Change the paddle to the whisk, and whisk for another 6-8 minutes. Fold in the flour, then the melted butter.

Whisk the egg whites and sugar together to a soft peak making a meringue. Lastly fold in the meringue.

Spread on a cookie sheet in a very thin layer and bake at 375 degrees F for about ten minutes.

Pumpkin Pie Mousse:

Cook the sugar and water to a glucose/syrup consistency. Place the egg yolks in the mixer and whisk until the color is pale and the consistency is thick. Then add the sugar/water syrup slowly and whisk until room temperature.

Warm the pumpkin puree with the vanilla paste and pumpkin spice. Whisk in the gelatin and mix well.

Bring the heavy cream to a soft peak by whisking it in a mixer. Fold the puree mixture into the egg yolk mixture and then fold in the whisked heavy cream. Pour the batter onto the biscuit cake.

Chocolate-Pinon Nut Streusel:

In the food processor combine all of the ingredients together and mix until it becomes a corn meal consistency.

Spread the mixture over a silpat and bake at 300 degrees F until crispy and dry, about fifteen minutes. Chill and break into pieces.

For Serving:

Divide the mousse pie into eight squares and top with the streusel. This dessert can be served with an optional scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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