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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

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  1. Combine pecans and butter, stirring well; spread on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes or until toasted; cool.
  3. Finely chop and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Gently fold whipped cream into pecan mixture; spoon or pipe into serving dishes.
  6. Garnish, if desired, with more pecan pieces.

6 servings