Fall is officially here, and it brings some of the most delicious ingredients to our kitchen tables. If you've been awaiting the pumpkin spice season as much as we have, this might bright up your day a bit. Today, we're sharing some of our favorite pumpkin spice recipes that include traditional fall ingredients and will make your home smell divine.
Butter with a Side of Bread
1. Pumpkin Spice Caramels
Nothing screams fall like pumpkin spice, let's get this right. This delicious ingredient makes this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Caramels from Butter with a Side of Bread one that is perfect for any occasion - from weekend sweet treats to perfect Thanksgiving or any fall celebration.
"We love homemade caramels and I make them every year, often giving them to friends and family. I had the idea to do a pumpkin flavored caramel and let me tell you, I’m SO glad I did- they’re my favorite caramels ever! You want to know the best part? They’re made entirely in the microwave!" – Jessica from Butter with a Side of Bread
You Will Need:
- Prepare a 7×11 glass pan by lining with foil or parchment and spraying with non-stick spray. (9×13 can be used at well, or for thicker caramels, use an 8×8)
- Melt butter in a large glass bowl. (Mine melted in 1 minute in the microwave.)
- Add all other ingredients and stir to combine.
- Microwave mixture in 4 intervals, quickly stirring after each interval and returning to the microwave.
Stir caramel once more then pour into prepared pan. Cool until set- if you’re in a hurry, you can place the pan in the fridge for about 2 hours. Otherwise it will set up nicely just resting in room temperature for several hours.Remove from pan and slice into strips with a large knife or cooking shears. Cut into small squares and wrap in wax paper, (or purchase wax paper squares here– so cheap!!) twisting the ends to seal. Store in an airtight container. Will keep for several weeks!
- 1st heating: 6 minutes
- 2nd heating: 6 minutes
- 3rd heating: 5 minutes
- 4th heating: 5 minutes
Oh Sweet Basil
2. Pumpkin Pie Cake
Nobody can argue that when it comes to baking, cake is the ultimate must-learn. It's easy to make, smells great, and the ingredients you can mix can go from vanilla to fall inspired pumpkin spice.
"This is the absolute perfect pumpkin spice cake, the kind where you walk into the kitchen and the smell instantly takes you to a feeling of cozy sweaters and crackling fires with loved ones." – Carrian from Oh Sweet Basil
You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin
- 3 eggs
- 1 can 12 ounces evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 package yellow or spice cake mix
Directions: For step-by-step in instructions, follow the recipe on Oh Sweet Basil to make it yourself.
3. Jumbo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Many easy muffin recipes were all the rage on social media during quarantine recently. Well, believe us, none of them was as delicious as this Jumbo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins Recipe from Cookie Madness. It might be just us but doesn't pumpkin spice add that magic into every recipe out there?
"I love this recipe because it makes the house smell so good! It's also very easy, and you can improvise as much as you want with the pumpkin spice." – Anna from Cookie Madness
You Will Need:
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (230 grams)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (50 grams)
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil light olive oil and coconut oil or any
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour plus a tablespoon (200 grams)
- 1/2 scant teaspoon salt
- 1/2 scant teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon or use 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and omit other spices
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 6 jumbo muffin cups or 12 regular with paper liners
- Beat the pumpkin, sugars, oil, and eggs together in a mixing bowl.
- Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together in a second larger bowl.
- Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until well-mixed. Divide evenly among the muffin tins.
- Make topping. Mix together the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the flour so that you have a crumbly topping. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffins.
- Place in oven on center rack.
- Reduce oven heat to 350 degree F.
- Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. If making smaller muffins, check time earlier.
Man Versus Cake
4. Pumpkin Spice Latte Tart
We hope you didn't think we forgot to include some super-delicious fall inspired tart in our pumpkin spice recipe tips. This one is from Man Versus Cake and we cannot stop thinking about it ever since we first saw the recipe.
"This recipe was the happiest accident I’ve had in the kitchen in a long time! AND MAN, am I happy I did it!" – Aaron from Man Versus Cake
Follow the whole Pumpkin Spice Latte Tart recipe and treat your family to this simply perfect tart this Thanksgiving.
You Will Need:
- 1.25 cups pecan (halves) if using pieces reduce to 1 cup
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Butter (melted)
- Pinch salt
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
Pumpkin Latte Pastry Cream
- 5 large egg yolk
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground all spice
- 1.5 tsp instant espresso
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp PURE maple syrup
- 2 tsp gelatine
- 1.5 tbsp cold water
Directions: For step-by-step in instructions, follow the recipe on Man Versus Cake directly.
Are you ready to give these recipes a try? Let us know what other pumpkin spice recipes you love to make and tag us on Facebook or Twitter. We'd love to hear them! If you're a fan of pumpkin inspired dishes, check out our Pumpkin Guide that will help you to choose the right type for your needs.