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18 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix (That Are Not Lattes)

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You have to love pumpkin spice. It's not your fault. You are potentially genetically programmed to. When the turtlenecks come out or various twee gourds begin appearing in your market or you hear even one person mention their Halloween costume, the craving begins.

And there's nothing wrong with that! Beneath the moniker and the latte that started it all, pumpkin spice is really just a mutable mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, sometimes with clove or anise along for the ride. It is the scent and taste of all things cozy, warm, and safe. It is, essentially, fall in a spice bottle.

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Now that we've all agreed that pumpkin spice is inevitable as soon as October hits and that you can—nay, should—embrace it, it's time to make these 18 recipes.

Side note: We don't recommend using the pre-mixed stuff. These recipes stipulate exact measures of individual spices, but here's how to DIY your own all-purpose mix: combine 3 tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ginger and nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of allspice and cloves (and of course, feel free to play around with the ratios).

Paul Virant's Pumpkin Butter
Paul Virant's Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Brown Butter Pie Crust Swirl & Almond-Maple Crunch
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Brown Butter Pie Crust Swirl & Almond-Maple Crunch
Birthday Pumpkin Muffins

Birthday Pumpkin Muffins by Sadassa_Ulna

Boozy Belly Pumpkin Cupcakes

Boozy Belly Pumpkin Cupcakes by vvvanessa

Pumpkin Flan
Pumpkin Flan
Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Last-Minute Fall Hand Pies
Last-Minute Fall Hand Pies
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
Butternut Squash & Spice Cheesecake

Butternut Squash & Spice Cheesecake by Food52

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Food52

Pumpkin Pavlova with Pecan Brittle
Pumpkin Pavlova with Pecan Brittle
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars
Pumpkin Maple Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Maple Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a. No-Pie Pumpkin Pie)
Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a. No-Pie Pumpkin Pie)
Vermont Spice Pumpkin Cake

Vermont Spice Pumpkin Cake by Posie Harwood

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramelized Pump... by Sarah Jampel

The Pumpkin Bread I Can't Stop Eating
The Pumpkin Bread I Can't Stop Eating
Pumpkin Chiffon Cake
Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

What's the weirdest thing you've seen pumpkin spiced? Bagels? Beer? Burritos? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: how-to, fall cooking, baking