Boy oh boy is this one a winner!! This simple syrup can be used on so many different things it's silly. Picture a spoonful in your coffee, a pour it in your pumpkin recipe, in your oatmeal, as a nice addition to any creamy drink...I mean the possibilities are infinite. The versatility of this syrup is part of what makes it one of my favorite concoctions ever. If you like pumpkin spice, this is your jam!!! You can literally throw it together in minutes. Let it cool and you have yourself a real treat that keeps well in the fridge.
The instructions are very simple (pun intended), all you have to do is combine equal parts cane sugar and water; easy if you want to double or even triple this recipe for a large crowd.
Watch me make Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup here
Turbinado-a type of raw sugar that is made from sugarcane that is minimally processed.
Pumpkin Pie Spice-a combination of ground spices that include nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon
Water- combines with the sugar to make the syrup
What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is a liquified version of sugar that can be flavored in many different ways. It is comprised of equal parts sugar and water that has been brought to a boil to thicken and reduce slightly. You can create simple syrups with a wide array of different ingredients.
How to make Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
The instructions are very simple (pun intended), and it can easily be doubled or tripled if you want to use it for a while or if you're making it for many people.
In a small saucepan, combine water, spices, and turbinado. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and cook for 5 minutes. After this point, the mixture should have thickened and reduced slightly. Transfer the liquid to a different container to allow cooling to take place. Serve when fully cooled at room temperature.
If you want your syrup to be a little thicker, I recommend reducing the heat to a simmer. You can continue to reduce the mixture a bit at this heat but simmer the mixture for no longer than 10 additional minutes.
How to store Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
My favorite way to store this is in an airtight jar in the refrigerator but any airtight container will do. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for one week.
I wouldn’t recommend freezing syrup because it will turn into ice. Once defrosted, the composition of the mixture will be completely different and watery. Steer clear of this preservation method unless you want to make syrup ice cubes to put into a beverage.
If you want to play with the amount of spice here you certainly can, especially if you favor one over the other. I would suggest making changes in small increments if you decide to go this route.
There really aren’t a whole lot of substitutions for this particular syrup, as the ingredients are few already. If for some reason you are unable to use turbinado, pure cane sugar can be used; just keep in mind that the flavor may be slightly different.
Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup can be used in so many different ways. Make a pumpkin spice latte, with breakfast, the possibilities are endless!
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup water
⅛ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Bring water to a simmer, add sugar and spices. Simmer on low heat until mixture has reduced and thickened slightly (about 5 minutes). Cool and add to whatever you wish.
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Syrup
- Method: Boiled
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 73
- Sugar: 19.2 g
- Sodium: 1.1 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg