This time last year, I’d shared four pumpkin recipes. This year’s tally: 1. Yes, the wedding’s to blame, and yes, I’ve gotten considerably worse at personal time management now that I’m out of school, but instead of accepting that I don’t have as much time to bake, I’ve found an easy, convenient, anytime way to get my fill of pumpkin flavors with pumpkin spice syrup! I’m quite excited. Follow along to see how I did it.
Let me preface this with a SO easy one more time. All you need is 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (which usually comes in smaller spice containers so you’ll be using up most of it), and 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, but you knew that already).
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Stir frequently and try to keep at no more than a simmer, but no harm done if it boils.
Next, reduce heat to low and add the pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree.
Strain it to help remove some of the brown spice specks. You won’t get it all, but a little bit of straining does help.
Use right away in your favorite beverage, or find any number of other uses for it (mix it into whipped cream or cream cheese for dips, over pancakes, whatever you please). I used about 1 tablespoon to flavor and sweeten my morning tea, and really liked it.
The best part? You can refrigerate it in an air-tight container for up to 30 days. So, while I might not have the luxury of baking fresh batches of pumpkin goodies at the drop of a hat (wouldn’t that be the greatest?), I at least have this great pumpkin syrup that took all of 15 minutes to get my fix. I’ll definitely drink to that. Cheers!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Stir frequently and keep at no more than a simmer.
- Next, reduce to low and add 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice and 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree.
- Stir and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Strain to remove some of the brown spice specks, you won't get them all.
- Use to flavor your favorite fall beverages.
- Use at your leisure and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.