Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups

Published on Nov 19, 2013
Updated on Nov 17, 2018

Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups // These pumpkin tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. They're great for any holiday occasion! | Tried and TastyThese tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. I have made them on several occasions and everyone has loved them! Almost always after serving them I get the “can I have this recipe” right away. That’s the true sign of a great recipe – one that everyone wants to have. I decided to switch things up from my original Tortilla Cups post and make these more appropriate for the season. Originally I was on the hunt for Pumpkin Spice Jell-O, which would have made adapting the recipe really easy. Three stores later when the Pumpkin Spice Jell-O was no where to be found, I opted for another route. This way, I think it will be much easier for those who will be making these in the future. I won’t be sending you on a wild goose chase like I found myself on.

Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups // These pumpkin tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. They're great for any holiday occasion! | Tried and TastyPumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups // These pumpkin tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. They're great for any holiday occasion! | Tried and TastyPumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups // These pumpkin tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. They're great for any holiday occasion! | Tried and TastyPumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups // These pumpkin tortilla cups are such a fun dessert. They're great for any holiday occasion! | Tried and Tasty

Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups
Prep Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Yvonne

These Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups are a fun fall dessert that everyone will get a kick out of!



  • Source: Adapted from my original Tortilla Cups
  • Servings: 14-16 cups
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 10 flour tortillas 6 inches
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 1 pkg. 3.3 oz. instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 c. whipped topping I used cool whip
  • 1/4 c. orange candy melts melted


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Coat one side of each tortilla with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Turn tortillas over; repeat on the other side. Cut each tortilla into four wedges.

  2. For each dessert cup, place round edge of one tortilla wedge in the bottom of a muffin cup, shaping sides to fit cup. Place a second tortilla wedge in muffin cup allowing bottom and sides to overlap.

  3. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Cool completely in pan.

  4. Meanwhile for filling, beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. 

  5.  In another mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Beat in cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree on low until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  6. Carefully remove cups from pan. Pipe or spoon about 3 tbsp. of filling into each cup. Drizzle or pipe with melted chocolate (candy melts).

  7.  Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I used a piping bag with decorated tip to fill each cup, you can easily just spoon the mixture in. I like the more decorative look, although it is a bit more work – it’s worth it to me. I’m usually making this dessert to take to a work pot-luck or church event so I like it to look a little fancier. Another great thing about this recipe is that it can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve! You can do all of your prep work beforehand and it will be all ready to go when you need it!

Adapted from My Original Tortilla Cups

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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48 comments about “Pumpkin Mousse Tortilla Cups

  1. Linda Loosli

    These look fabulous! These would be a great appetizer for any party! Thanks for stopping by Friday with Friends! I love your blog, pinned and following you everywhere! Hugs, Linda

  2. Tzari

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I just made them for my husband’s potluck and they were a hit! I think next time I will use a little less pumpkin pie spice and make my own whipped topping (yes, I cheated and used cool whip!) Did you make your own whipped topping? My texture was a bit more liquidy than I would have liked, but they turned out very good. Thank you!!!

    1. Yvonne

      AWESOME!! You’ve already made them! Thanks for coming and letting me know. I’m so happy! I actually used cool whip too, I didn’t have time to get fancy, but if you’ve got the extra time – by all means make it from scratch! They will be THAT much better! I’ve made my own whipped topping before, and love it. Liquidy huh? Did you make sure and beat the pudding long enough and gently fold the whipped topping in? Also did you refrigerate it for at least an hour? Hopefully those extra few tips will help for next time!

  3. Linda

    Saw this yesterday on KUTV… awesome, planning on making them for our Black Friday Party at work… I look forward to more great ideas from you… Thanks again…

    1. Yvonne

      Wahoo – thanks for stopping by! I’m so very happy to have you! These are perfect for your co-workers, they will LOVE you! Excited to keep bringing you more great recipes :)

    1. Yvonne

      Yay for unique! I was just telling my husband.. everyone knows of pumpkin pie, these on the other hand are a whole new breakout dessert!

  4. Tania

    These look awesome! I am hosting thanksgiving this year and looking for some fun, portable desserts that are individually sized rather then larger- thanks for posting!!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Amber! YES – they do taste AWESOME! Well, at least that’s what everyone that’s tried them has told me [insert blushing face]. I loved them too!

    1. Yvonne

      Thank you so much Karina, what a nice thing to say! I’ve had great subjects lately that really photograph well, makes the job “sorta” easy :)

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