If you like pumpkin spice, this is your season, the stuff is everywhere. Pumpkin spice lattes are nothing new, but this seasonal spice has already found its way into a slew of other beverages and dishes since the craze began. Pumpkin spice is normally found in cakes, cakes and other baked goods, but the warm blend of spices works well in savory applications, smoothies, and cocktails as well.
I took a twist on the PSL earlier this year with this pumpkin cream cold foam iced coffee for all the icy coffee drinkers out there. I liked it so much I decided to keep things going and try some new pumpkin spice recipes. Pumpkin spice chili, pumpkin spice mac and cheese, and pumpkin nachos were just a few of the dishes that made the cut.
There are plenty of store-bought foods to try, including this decadent creamy pumpkin spice mochi and Snack Magic's pumpkin spices mini rice cakes drizzled with icing, both of which did not last even a day in my house. There are also a slew of other traditional fall recipes to which you can add pumpkin spice. We're all over it. It's like wrapping them up in a warm wool sweater.
Spiceology's pumpkin spice began to inspire me to come up with savory recipes that would include a dash of the powerful autumn spice to give hints of hay. I let the pumpkin spice components -- cinnamon, clove, ginger, and other -- be the guide. Here are a few unusual pumpkin spice recipes I made that have definitely earned traction in the regular rotation.
What is pumpkin spice seasoning and how is it made?
Because there's no squash in the mix, you don't have to like pumpkin to enjoy pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is a mix of warm fall ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger. These spices are often reserved for baking -- but not always. Chili, for example, works well with a touch of cinnamon, and I like to grind fresh nutmeg into bchamel (cheese sauce) for mac and cheese. And smoothies, well, that seemed like a natural match for these warming baking spices. Oh, and happy hour happens every day around here, so I'd be remiss not to include pumpkin spice in a cocktail. Of course, Whisky (though bourbon, rum, or brandy might work well).
I also discovered a pumpkin spice salsa that was already amazing on its own, and so grabbing roasted pumpkin spices for nachos was inevitable. Call it dumb luck, but all five of my pumpkin spice creations turned out to be pretty darn good. I'm going to make them all again, if only to prove to all those pumpkin spice haters that they're fall-phobic. If you're looking for unusual pumpkin spice recipes of the savory sort, I've included some of them in my findings below.
Pumpkin spice chili is a spicy chili made with pumpkin spice.
I have a tried and true chili recipe (the secret is juicing stout or other dark beer), so I went with old faithful and added emulsion. The most important takeaway here is that less is more: pumpkin spice is potent and provides a nice heat to the chili, but if you overdo it, you'll be sorry. Start slowly and taste until you've found a balance between chili spice and pumpkin spice.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil is 1 teaspoon olive fat.
- 1 pound ground turkey. Ground turkey is a 1 kg animal.
- 2 teaspoons salt, 2 tablespoons pepper, and 2 grinds of cumin.
- 2 teaspoons salt and 2 tablespoons pepper.
- 1 large onion, chopped up, 1 small onion chopped in half.
- 3 medium carrots, chopped into 3 pieces, about 3 inches thick.
- 2 stalks celery, chopped. 2 leaves celer, cut into 2 pieces.
- 3 cloves minced garlic and 3 tablespoons chopped garlic.
- 1 can of northern beans per 1 cup of roasted corn.
- 28 ounces tomato puree 28 grams tomato pure 28 pounds tomato
- 2 tablespoons cumin, 2 teaspoons turmeric, and 2 cups cuminate.
- 1 tablespoon paprika per tablespoon (1 teaspoon) in 1 teaspoon.
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes is approximately 1 teaspoon of red chili ash.
- 8 tablespoons chili powder (8 tablespoon tablespoon chili paste). 8 teaspoons salt and 2 tablespoon pepper.
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix, 1 tablespoon pumpkin powder, and 1 cup pumpkin pie spice.
- 12 fluid ounces stout beer. 12 liquid oz.
- Shredded cheddar cheese is made from shredded cheddar and melted cheese.
- Sour cream is a creamy delight made from sour ingredients.
1 . Saut onion carrots, garlic, and celery in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat until soft, about 8 minutes.
2 . Reduce heat to low and slowly add in ground turkey, breaking it up aggressively as it cooks to ensure you get tiny pieces of turkey and not large chunks.
3 . Add the tomato puree, stout beer, and all spices to the pot and stir. Cover and allow to simmer on low for an hour, stirring occasionally.
4 . Serve with tortilla chips or rice and cheddar and sour cream.
mac and cheese with pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie sauce.
This was the recipe I was most satisfied with of the bunch. I used real pumpkin puree in my bchamel, which gives it a creamy texture but doesn't overpower the cheesy taste. I was a little more generous with the pumpkin spice than I did with chili and it worked perfectly. That said, I would suggest adding the spice gradually to the cheese sauce until it tastes right. Remember, the pumpkin spice will only intensify as the dish simmers on the stove.
- 1 1/2 cups milk. 1 1/4 cups cheese.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (1 cup) is 1 teaspoon pumpkin.
- 12 ounces fusilli pasta (can substitute other pasta shapes)
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (non-salated butter).
- 3 1/2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour is 3 tablespoonfuls.
- 4 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 4 inches thick.
- 2 ounces shredded gouda.
- 1/2 cup toasted panko, 1/2 teaspoon shredded.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or as desired)
- Fresh sage leaf, optional Fresh rosemary leaf (optional), optional fresh arugula leaf.
1 . Mix the milk and pumpkin puree in a bowl and whisk until combined. Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook pasta for 8 to 9 minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain the pasta and set it aside. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2 - 2 . ! In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add flour to the melted butter and whisk together to make a roux. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes. If using sage, add it now.
3 . Whisk pumpkin-milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Simmer the mixture until it has a consistency that is thick enough to coat sledgehammer. Add salt, pepper, and pumpkin spice slowly and to taste.
1 . Turn off heat and stir grated cheese into the bchamel sauce one handful at a time.
5 . Reduce the heat to low and gently stir pasta into the sauce, 12 cup at a time, until all of the pasta has been added and is completely coated in sauce.
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7 . Let cool and serve.
Pumpkin spice nachos (yes!)
I decided to take the lazy route and used a jar of Tastin' Jamaican's delicious pumpkin spice salsa with shredded cheese. This is the perfect fall football watch-party fare.
You probably don't need a detailed recipe for nachos, right? Sprinkle grated cheddar and pumpkin spice salsa over tortilla chips on a baking tray. Bake at 300 degrees F until the cheese is melting. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, or any other traditional nacho dippers.
Pumpkin spice peanut butter-banana smoothie with pumpkin spice.
Since I normally do a peanut butter and banana smoothie with nutmeg or cinnamon, this was arguably shrewdly implemented. My beloved, blended breakfast was reborn with a new dimension thanks to the unique pumpkin spice.
- 1/2 cup frozen bananas made with 12 cup of frozen fruit.
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter in 1 cup peanut sauce.
- 1 cup almond milk or other nut milk in 14 cup of almond or a similar consistency.
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup pumpkin pie spice mixture, respectively.
- 1/2 cup of ice cream and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar are both included.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin spice old-fashioned Pumpkin Spice Old-school Pumpkin pie spice
You could easily whisk in a little pumpkin spice to the shaker while you're stirring the sugar, but I made nutty pumpkin powder -- I think it paid off.
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice syrup, 1/2 cup pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon syrup.
- 3 drops of orange bitters. 3 droplets orange zest.
- 1 teaspoon water is about 1 tablespoon.
- 2 ounces bourbon with 2 grams of gin.
- Orange peel for garnish.
1 . Add the pumpkin spice syrup and bitters to a rocks glass. Add the sugar and stir until the mixture is completely dissolved.
2 . Fill glass with one large ice cube, add the bourbon, and gently stir.
3 - 3 . - Express the oil of a fresh orange peel over the glass and place it into the cocktail.