Now that the leaves have officially turned red, orange, and golden hues, we can start breaking out the pumpkin recipes. Our minds immediately turn to the traditional (and delicious) pumpkin pie, but there are ways to indulge in pumpkin flavor without making a pie. The pumpkin spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice bring warmth and fall flavors to many dishes besides the conventional slice of pie.
The Cook editors at The Daily Meal rounded up a few of our favorite recipes that use pumpkin spice and pumpkin, without the pie. From pumpkin milkshakes and easy pumpkin ice cream to pumpkin spice cookies and pumpkin spice lattes there are plenty of ways to get your pumpkin fill this fall without pie.
So put away the pie pans and start using pumpkin pie flavors in a variety of other recipes. Indulge in the untraditional and enjoy pumpkins while they are fresh and in season. This fall, it’s all about reinventing foods while keeping the warm flavors that we are accustomed to. Save the pumpkin pie for the holidays and enjoy these recipes in the meantime.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.