No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

It happens every year at Thanksgiving; some big, stuffed, attention-hogging bird always steals all the good oven space. Well fine. This year, we don't need your hot old oven. This year, we're going no-bake.

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Pie, to be exact. The crust is made from chocolate wafer cookies, light brown sugar, and butter, and topped with an airy pumpkin mousse and a spiced cocoa whipped cream. In addition to requiring no baking, this pie also gets points for being cool and refreshing, the kind of sweet yet light dish that finds room after the bird has hogged all the other space—in your stomach.

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