Before the latte and before the “basic” backlash, pumpkin pie spice was enjoyed freely and joyfully as a signature flavor of fall… and we believe that can (and should) remain the case. Consider this is a safe space for all levels of pumpkin spice enthusiasm.
We need to talk about a trend that’s on its way out—and it’s not what you think. I’m talking about PSH: Pumpkin. Spice. Hate.
Recent years have seen a sharp increase in PSH, with peak heights of hatred being reached earlier and earlier each year. Lovers of the iconic fall flavor are relentlessly mocked, shamed, and banished to the most basic corners of their local Starbucks.
Say what you will about pumpkin spice, but this autumnal concoction isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So what if it’s barely September? Who cares if sweater weather seems an eternity away? Pumpkin spice is toasty, soul warming, and makes people happy, darn it; I say let them enjoy it in peace.
If you can’t get enough of the now controversial spice, you may be wondering how to incorporate it into your diet in even more ways. Pie may be the obvious choice, but we think you can get a little more creative than that. Grab a bottle of pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store, or you can opt to make it yourself with individual spices you likely already have. Allspice, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are all you need to create this warming blend in your own kitchen.
If you need a little inspiration, check out some of our favorite ways to utilize pumpkin pie spice:
This melt-in-your-mouth confection is easier than it looks and is apt to impress even the most adamant pumpkin spice-skeptics.
Warning: This is a dish best served to other pumpkin spice extremists.
Put those jack-o’-lantern castoffs to good use. Or, you know, buy some raw pumpkin seeds from the grocery store being that it’s September.
This multi-purpose sauce can fall-ify everything from your morning waffles to your afternoon tea.
Top off your pumpkin muffins with this simple spiced streusel.