The leaves are starting to turn colour and the temperatures are starting to fall. It's time to break out cozy sweaters and embrace reading a good book while snuggled up by the fire, sipping a hot cup of coffee.
An excellent way to celebrate the arrival of fall is by infusing all of our favourite delights with pumpkin spice. Is anyone else riding high on the pumpkin spice bandwagon with me?
If you are, you will just love my recipe for pumpkin spice simple syrup! A syrup that goes great in a cup of coffee with steamed milk, hot chocolate or even drizzled over vanilla bean ice cream!
'Tis the season to pumpkin all the things!
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
In sauce pan over medium heat, warm water and sugar until sugar has dissolved.
Add pumpkin puree and spices to the simple syrup. Stir constantly for 5 minutes. Don't allow the mixture to boil.
Remove pumpkin spice simple syrup from heat and cool 10 minutes.
Strain the simple syrup into another pot using a cheesecloth and mesh strainer.
Store the simple syrup in a mason jar in the fridge.