Pumpkin bread and muffins, pumpkin spice lattes and, of course, the quintessential pumpkin pie are common treats this time of year. But what about Maine Root’s pumpkin pie soda, Wrigley’s pumpkin spice gum, Country Crock pumpkin spice margarine or pumpkin spice Kahlua?
Fall-loving foodies find joy in diverse products using the gourd as well as pumpkin pie spice. According to Datassential Menu Trends, pumpkin has grown as a dessert menu flavor since 2005, increasing 11 percent since last year, and pumpkin on bar menus is up 38.1 percent from last year, mostly due to the pumpkin ales and beers produced, some using pumpkin in the mash and others using purees or pumpkin flavoring or pumpkin pie spice.To see the rest of the column and recipes, please go to
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Recipes reprinted with permission from “The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook,” © 2014 by Stephanie Pedersen, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Photography by Guy Ambrosino.