Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice!

It is that time of year again! I love pumpkin season. But when I order my pumpkin spice latte I want it to taste like pumpkin pie! Or at the very least pumpkin bread. But alas the powers that be can not give me my heart’s desire. So I make my own. You can easily make a larger batch and give them as Autumn gifts to your friends. Or invite your girl tribe over for a Coffee Chit Chat and offer up this seasonal delight. I hope you enjoy your pumpkin spice syrup.

Recipe:

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 cinnamon stick

1 cube of fresh giner (about 1/2 in)

1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (go with fresh if you can)

Add spices and water in a small pot. Bring it to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. You want the liquid to reduce to 1 cup of water. Take off the heat and strain out the spices. Add the water back into the pot, add sugar and the pumpkin. Bring to a boil while whisking in the pumpkin. Lower the heat and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Keep stirring during this time. It will take about 3-5 minutes. Place pumpkin spice simple syrup in containers and let it cool. This will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Take the basic simple syrup ratio of 1 cup water to two cups sugar and you can make any flavor you want. Enjoy!