There is a beloved holiday season that falls right after Labor Day and just before Christmas Eve that I believe deserves a little more observance. PUMPKIN SPICE. Otherwise referred to as PUMPKIN EVERYTHING. Especially pumpkin spice recipes!
Just like décor at Christmas, there is no such thing as too many pumpkin spice recipes. That’s just science. So when the air gets crisp (we count this as anything below 72 degrees, hmmk?) and the leaves start to fall and the football tailgate tents go up – us pumpkin loyalists rise up! As a proud card-carrying member of this band of pumpkin pushers, we firmly hold these truths to be self-evident: pumpkin spice in all its glory SHOULD NOT be just seasonal or used in moderation.
Nevertheless, for now, we will be satisfied to bake, season, mix, and imbibe as much as we darn well please from September to December. Say it with me now – pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. These are a few of my favorite things…
For a sampling of just how far and wide the pumpkin spice mission has triumphed across our great land, I invite you to peruse this list and enjoy the extreme to downright delightful concoctions below. Viva la Pumpkin!
But for the less adventurous, here are some amazing Pumpkin Spice Recipes for every type of cook:
The Rebel: Spice-Roasted Pumpkin
The Princess: Pumpkin Spice French Toast
The Best Friend: Pumpkin Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting
The Classic: Pumpkin Bread
The Wildcard: Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili
The Go-Getter: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
The Overachiever: Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon
The Dreamer: Pumpkin Pie Truffles
55 min = 55 MONTHS of prep, don't let Pinterest fool you! Homemade truffles are tricky, ya'll!
Want more recipes to add to your repertoire, including pumpkin spice recipes? Check out the upcoming 60th Anniversary Edition of Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook .You'll find amazing southern recipes from the classic Andy Griffith show, including:
- Double Pumpkin Pies
- Hello Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Seeds (say that five times fast)
- Mayberry After Midnight Pumpkin Bread
- Praline Pumpkin Pie Juanita
- Sourwood Mountain Pumpkin Coffeecake
- and more!
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