10 pumpkin pie spice recipes to celebrate the fall season

10 pumpkin pie spice recipes to celebrate the fall season

No flavour captures the essence of fall better than pumpkin pie spice.

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What's in pumpkin spice? Packed with warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, pumpkin pie 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. 

And while pumpkin spice everything seems like a fairly new trend, the spice itself has actually been around for a while. Throughout the years, pumpkin spice has turned into a cultural touchstone for fall.

If you’ve limited your adventures to pumpkin spice pies or cookies, it’s time to experiment. Try one of these unexpected pumpkin pie spice recipes for unforgettable fall cooking!

Must Try Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes 


  1. Morning Glory Muffins

Packed with the goodness of carrots, pineapple, raisins and sunflower seeds, these Morning Glory Muffins are a great way to start your day! Whether you enjoy them with a cup of coffee or take them on-the-go, the moist and tender muffins make a nutritious pumpkin pie spiced breakfast or snack.


2. Pumpkin Pie Spice Hot Chocolate with Coconut Milk

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 day, this hot chocolate recipe is perfect. It’s incredibly simple to make — just add coconut milk, water and pumpkin pie spice to your favourite hot chocolate mix — and enjoy the deliciously creamy and rich beverage.


3. Zucchini Walnut Loaf

While pumpkin bread is a classic and delicious fall treat, it’s always fun to try something new! This aromatic zucchini bread is perfectly moist and tender and makes a great snack or breakfast- or pair with fruit and whipped cream for a light dessert!


4.Curried Apple, Pear & Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn is peak soup season, and this apple, pear and butternut squash soup should top your recipe list. A blend of pumpkin pie spice and a variety of spices including curry powder, ground ginger, and turmeric make this soup warm and comforting on a cold day.


5. Mini Baked Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Have you ever made your own donuts at home? Baked donuts are quite easy to make and only require a few ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Top the pumpkin bite-size treats with a simple vanilla glaze made with Pure Vanilla Extract for the perfect finishing touch!


6. Pumpkin Soufflé

Don’t be intimidated by the term “soufflé!” Although it sounds fancy and delicate, the dessert only requires a few ingredients and stiffly beaten egg whites to make it perfectly at home. Pumpkin purée gives it a beautiful orange colour, and pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon add the fall flavours you love.


7. Chunky Apple Spice Cake with Vanilla Butter Sauce

Make good use of all those apples you just picked with the ultimate fall dessert! This cake gets its great spice flavour from pumpkin pie spice and ground allspice. Finish it off with a mouthwatering Vanilla Butter Sauce and enjoy.


8. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte

It’s PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) season! Instead of buying the delicious coffee every day, make it at home in your slow cooker. Milk, coffee and canned pumpkin make the creamy base, and pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract recreate the tasty flavour of the coffeehouse classic.


9. Pumpkin Pie Layered Cheesecake

Looking for the ultimate holiday dessert? We’ve got you covered! Layer pumpkin pie filling between layers of vanilla cheesecake for a creamy, flavourful special treat.


10. Buffalo Pumpkin Spice Wings

Of course, not every pumpkin pie spice recipe has to feature pumpkin, and these Buffalo Pumpkin Spice Wings are a fun and new way to use the spice! The crispy baked wings are coated in Frank’s RedHot® Original Seasoning for some heat, then topped with a maple syrup glaze for a hint of sweetness.