Butter Pecan Mousse
3/4 cup pecan pieces
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Combine pecans and butter, stirring well; spread on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes or until toasted; cool.
Finely chop and set aside.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugars and vanilla, beating well. Stir in 3/4 cup toasted pecans.
Gently fold whipped cream into pecan mixture; spoon or pipe into serving dishes.
Garnish, if desired, with more pecan pieces.
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