Our Favorite Pumpkin Spice Recipes That Go Beyond the Basic Latte
Don't worry—we have a recipe for the drink that started the craze, too.
Autumn brings the cavalcade of pumpkin spice-flavored everything, including everyone's favorite seasonal latte. Take it to the next level by experimenting with pumpkin spice in your kitchen—it can amp up so much more than your morning coffee. From the showstopping Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust pictured here to Pumpkin Waffles and Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies, we have a variety of recipes that showcase just how delicious the sweet and spicy combination can be.
To make the unique twist on classic pumpkin pie that's seen here, we added Chinese five-spice powder, which is a blend of star anise, fennel seeds, Sichuan peppercorns, cinnamon, and cloves; the latter two ingredients are staples in traditional pumpkin pie spice, but the heat from the peppercorns and licorice-like flavor from the star anise and fennel seeds introduce more complexity every bite. To make this pie even more spectacular, the filling sits in a phyllo dough-based crust rather than the traditional pâte brisée for extra flakiness.
Looking for a less involved recipe that your family can enjoy any morning of the week? Surprise everyone with our Pumpkin Waffles, which are made with pumpkin purée and a trio of warm spices—ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. They're moist and flavorful, and we're sure your family will dub this the ultimate autumnal breakfast. Of course, we'd be remiss to not include a recipe for a classic Pumpkin Spice Latte (it pairs perfectly with pumpkin waffles). To make the ever-popular drink at home, infuse warm whole milk with a cinnamon stick, whole nutmeg, and sliced fresh ginger. Pour over freshly brewed espresso (or even a regular cup of joe) and top with a dollop of whipped cream and dusting of ground cinnamon.
Make the most of the season with one of these pumpkin spice recipes.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The infamous PSL! Our DIY version is a cinch to make and we daresay even more addictive.
Pumpkin-Shaped Molasses Spice Cookies
Pumpkin-spiced and pumpkin-shaped, these festive cookies couldn't be more fall-friendly.
Pumpkin Roulade with Mascarpone and White Chocolate
A rich mascarpone-white chocolate filling adds extra oomph to pumpkin-spice cake.
Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Sandwich rich chocolate filling between cakey pumpkin-spice cookies for a bite-size dessert that will delight one and all.
Team a rich chocolate wafer crust with a creamy spiced pumpkin filling for a fall dessert that will make you forget all about pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin Layer Cake with Spiced Frosting
Pumpkin spice in the cake and the frosting? You bet. Sometimes more is more!
Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
The addition of pumpkin purée makes these cookies super moist and cakey. A generous drizzle of melted chocolate is the perfect finishing touch.