Brace Yourself for Fall Flavor: A Guide to Pumpkin Spice Everything

Pumpkin spice is delicious in lattes, but there are so many other ways to utilize it

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Use pumpkin puree when you’re making your next pumpkin pie. 

Pumpkin spice season is here — time to enjoy Starbuck’s PSL and similarly flavored muffins, and cheesecake. With so many pumpkin spice products in the market, you don’t have to rely solely on Starbucks for your pumpkin spice fix, though. The Daily Meal has the definitive guide to pumpkin spice everything — from commercial products to recipes you can make at home.

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Add pumpkin spice to favorite treats this fall season: s’mores, cookies, pancakes, pie… All you have to do is swap out one regular ingredient for a pumpkin spice-flavored one. Mesh the campfire classic, s’mores, with pumpkin spice by using pumpkin marshmallows. Add pumpkin extract and filling to your pancake batter for fluffy and delicious pancakes (this works with waffles as well).  Fill your pantry with pumpkin pie extract, granola, chips, and marshmallows to upgrade your classic recipes.

Want the full guide to pumpkin spice everything? Keep reading.

Pumpkin Beer  

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Delicious cheese soup made with pumpkin beer.

Pumpkin is just as good savory as it is sweet. Get your dose of pumpkin in this savory recipe for pumpkin beer soup. Add pumpkin beer into your next cheese soup — but for best flavor results, make sure the recipe calls for white Cheddar and thyme.

Pumpkin Chips

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Delicious chocolate chip cookies made with pumpkin chips.

The next time you’re in the mood for chocolate chip cookies, substitute half the chocolate chips for pumpkin chips. Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice into the batter and you’ll have delicious pumpkin-chocolate chip cookies.