10 Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes To Celebrate The Fall Season

10 Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes To Celebrate The Fall Season


No flavor captures the essence of fall better than pumpkin pie spice. Packed with warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, pumpkin spice is the tastiest way to warm up after a chilly fall hike, a trip to the pumpkin patch, or a day at the apple orchard.

While pumpkin spice everything seems like a fairly new trend, the spice itself has actually been around for a while. McCormick put the first pumpkin pie spice on grocery shelves in the 1950s as a more convenient way to make perfectly-seasoned pie. And, through the years, pumpkin spice has turned into a cultural touchstone for fall.

You can use our McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice in a range of fall dishes. You can also use it to make Homemade Pumpkin Puree, which is an ingredient for home-made soups, muffins, and breads.

What about pumpkin ice cream to go on top of pumpkin spice pudding, or even pumpkin overnight oats? There's no limit to what this seasonal spice can do.

Our list of recipes includes pumpkin spice pies and lattes, but don't stop there. We also offer some bread, spread, and pasta dishes to try. Pumpkin's signature fall flavor goes well in so many dishes that you can try different pumpkin spice recipes for Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season.

Must-Try Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes

  1. Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte

    Pumpkin isn't just for pies. It goes equally well in a mug, too. Canned pumpkin brings some fall flavor to heartwarming coffee in this tasty take on the traditional latte. With some McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and pumpkin pie spice in the mix, this drink is hard to resist on a chilly day. It takes just ten minutes and a little warming in a saucepan.


  2. Pumpkin Pie Spice Hot Chocolate

    It’s official: pumpkin pie spice and chocolate make for the most comforting treat. And if you’re looking to warm up on a chilly fall day, this hot chocolate recipe is perfect. It’s incredibly simple to make — just add a few drops of McCormick® Pure Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Extract to your favorite hot chocolate mix — and tastes deliciously creamy and rich.
  3. Pumpkin Pie Spice Spread

    If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate pumpkin spice flavor into your favorite meals, a multi-tasker like this pumpkin pie spice spread is a must-try. It’s delicious with just about anything — apple slices, your morning bagel or crackers — and even works as a mix-in for no-bake cheesecake.


  4. Signature Pumpkin Pie

    What's more autumnal than pumpkin pie? Whether you're having people over for Thanksgiving or just want a seasonal dessert, our pumpkin pie recipe is both easy and delicious, featuring just six ingredients. The filling is a mixture of pumpkin, eggs, and sweetened condensed milk, flavored with pumpkin spice. It can be on your table in an hour. Watch our video on how to make easy pumpkin pie. 
  5. Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes

    If sweet potato casserole is your favorite food at Thanksgiving, you’ve got to give these baked sweet potatoes a try. A filling made with Greek yogurt and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice make these sweet potatoes creamy and satisfying, while a few drops of McCormick® Pure Orange Extract add even more holiday-inspired flavor.
  6. Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin Seeds

    Don't throw out those seeds when you're carving up a fresh pumpkin for your pies or pasta dishes. This recipe uses just a little sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and an egg white to transform them into a tasty snack or salad garnish. You could even sprinkle these oven-baked goodies on your home-made pumpkin soup. The best part? Getting your hands squishy with the kids as you all separate the seeds.
  7. Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo

    Hello, fall comfort food! This ultra-creamy alfredo sauce gets a hint of sweet and savory flavor from both pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, putting an autumnal twist on a classic. Best of all, it takes just 35 minutes to make, so can unwind with your fave comfort meal even on the busiest weeknights.
  8. Pumpkin Pie Spice Bourbon Cocktail

    Surprise! Pumpkin pie spice is just as welcome at happy hour as it is breakfast, lunch and dinner. And this easy bourbon cocktail is a great jumping-off point into the world of pumpkin spice cocktails. Made with bourbon, simple syrup, pumpkin pie spice extract and just a dash of real pumpkin, this cocktail is warm and sweet but still sophisticated.


  9. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

    Cheesecake and pumpkin go together like apples and pie. This pumpkin cheesecake doesn't just mix the two together, though; it nestles pumpkin pie filling between layers of vanilla cheesecake to add an extra dimension of texture to a delicious dessert.
  10. Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

    We love the idea of putting this spiced pumpkin bread into a gift basket for friends and family. What better thing to take home after a Thanksgiving or other holiday gathering? If you're making it for folks at home, you'll love the fall flavors in this sweet, spicy loaf, which draw on pecans, vanilla, and orange juice.Zz01MGM4YjM0ODJhZDIxMWVjOTQwN2U2ZTYxNWJmMmRjNQ==.jpg

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