14 Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes Minus (Surprise!) Real Pumpkin
With all the pumpkin creations coming our way this time of year, it’s easy to forget the unsung hero of the show: pumpkin pie spice. Without this warm combo of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, we’re confident that one particular orange-hued winter squash wouldn’t be quite the fall favorite it is today. A controversial stance? Perhaps. But consider this roundup of 14 pumpkin-free pumpkin pie spice recipes our thank you to the mix that does a whole lotta heavy lifting this time of year, one spoonful at a time.
2. Pumpkin Spice Kissed Snickerdoodles: A pumpkin-spice-flavored Kiss is the finishing tough applied to these tasty cookies. Incorporate a little extra fall flavor by adding a spoonful of pumpkin pie spice to the cinnamon-sugar mix before giving the cookie balls a roll. (via Lovely Little Kitchen)
9. Pumpkin Spiced Crackers: This homemade take on pricey health food store crackers is a boon to your bottom line. Go ahead and splurge on a nice all American artisanal cheese to spread on top of ’em instead! (via Everybody Loves Pretty)
11. Pumpkin Spice Brûlée Crullers: The secret ingredient in these awesome homemade donuts: pumpkin spice-flavored tea! It works in tandem with a touch of spice in the glaze to make simply mouth-watering treats. (via Deliciously Yum)
What’s your favorite way to use pumpkin pie spice, with or without pumpkin? Let’s discuss below!