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A Year of Slow Cooking

Sunday, October 19, 2008

CrockPot Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Day 293.

Skip the coffee house today and make pumpkin spice lattes at home. This recipe really does taste like the real thing----even though it doesn't leave a fluorescent orange stain when you dribble it down your sweater.

updated 11/23: I just learned that the coffee house Pumpkin Spice Lattes are not gluten free. Yet another reason to make them at home!


The Ingredients.
adapted from Taste of Home's Halloween 2008 edition

--2 cups milk (I used 1%)
--2 T canned pumpkin
--2 T white sugar
--2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
--1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee

--garnish with whipped cream (optional)

The Directions.

This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.

Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.

Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon. I added a cinnamon stick to be fancy.
(if I rinse it off, can I re-use it? It seems wasteful to toss.)

The Verdict.

Adam and I really enjoyed these. We had them for breakfast yesterday, and the kids were jealous.

It would be fun to put this out for the adults at a Halloween party, holiday gift-wrapping party, or to serve guests while you're waiting for the turkey to cook.

I'm thinking of making some pumpkin cookies with the leftover canned pumpkin.
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116 comments:

Beryl said...

Help! My work is having a crock pot cook-off and I've never crocked! Any entry suggestions for a novice crocker?

Anonymous said...

Sounds Yummy! And sooo much cheeper than t he coffee house! My son who is 6 LOVES coffee and this will be a wonderful treat for him. Thanks for another great idea!

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Beryl! The recipes linked in this post are great for new crockpotters. To feed a crowd,I'd recommend taco soup or the white chili. Have fun---it sounds like a neat event.
xoxo
steph

Charlotte said...

Which size pot did you use for this?

Thanks!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Mmmmmmmmmm...I'm trying not to drool on my keyboard. Sounds SO good, I will have to try it. Your picture is awesome!

Katy & Cody said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and I LOVE it! I've tried several recipes and they've all turned out fabulous. Pumpkin spice lattes are my absolute favorite things about fall! After discovering them at the coffeehouse I've been making them at home, and this recipe seems like a great way to serve them to all my friends. Thank you!

ROXY said...

Wow, this sounds awesome and I'm sure alot cheaper than Starbucks! Thanks for sharing:)

Erin said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you. I love the Pumpkin Latte at starbucks but it is extremely expensive.....

Kathy said...

Yum! I'll try these and I would love to see what you do with the leftover pumpkin filling

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/09/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-muffins.html

These are to die for! Highly recommend using your leftover pumpkin to make these!

Can't wait to serve this latte to my Thanksgiving guests! I'm not a big coffee fan, but I just might have to try this!
Erin

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I'll try this today..sounds yummy!

heather said...

please please show me a pic and tell me what u do with the leftover filling. im dying to know. i dont even care if it has nothing to do with the crockpot i just love your ingenuity!

p.s. if i didnt want to wait 2 hours could i just warm it up in a saucepan on medium?

Anonymous said...

What size crock pot did you use?

Crockpot Lady said...

I used a 4-quart (I just updated the post, too, thanks for pointing it out)---but any size 1.5 quarts and up would work with these amounts. If you are going to serve a crowd, opt for a bigger size.

xox
steph

SaraK said...

Yummy! I hope to try this soon!

Emily said...

This looks awesome, I'll have to make some for my mommy's group tomorrow.

But what I really wanted to say is how much I look forward to your posts every day. I totally heart your blog! :)

Handmade Housewife... said...

You are a genius!! I am so addicted to these things, but our closest Starbucks is 45 minutes away. This is fabulous, can't wait to try it!!

-Hayley

..... Carmen said...

Sounds delish! I am hosting a Pumpkin Carving party next weekend, and this will be a perfect addition! Question though - the vanilla. Is it cooking vanilla (the brown stuff)or vanilla syrup like you'd buy at Starbucks?

Thanks!

D said...

You're making me want to have THanksgiving at my house! Not really, did that last year, but I so want to show off this and the pumpkin dip/fondue. THanks for spicing up my repertoire!

Melissa said...

This sounds great for after we go on our fall hike next weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

Re: the cinnamon stick, I think you could wash and reuse, although I do it with my mulled cider recipe and yours was in a milk based drink. Hmmm. I usually rinse it off in the sink and then keep it in the fridge until the next use- I can get three or four uses out of it until it starts to fall apart. Clever, or just REALLY REALLY cheap? You decide! :)

Faith said...

I really like you blog. I just made your Korean Ribs recipe the other day and it was really good. Tomorrow I am going to try buffalo chicken lasagna. I am loving my crock pot. Thanks for all of your good ideas.

I don't drink coffee at all so I wanted to try and make this but use Pero (like Postum)instead of the coffee. Do you think that may work? It's dark and has rich flavor. I don't know.

Keely said...

SO, I wonder if you could use Hot Chocolate instead of coffee?

Lo said...

This sounds fabu!

We're Blessed said...

When do you add the pumpkin? Maybe I missed that part...it's already been a long day!

The Maulsbys said...

oh this is doubled and already in my crockpot :) My hubby thinks I'm crazy, but I told him the baby made me do it lol Can't wait to drink it!! I didn't read the 2 hours part till halfway through puttin it together haha Was hoping for instant gratification ;)
Love the site, the buffalo wing soup was awesome :)

AVT Coach said...

I love your blog site. I have a feature on Mondays called "Three Sites To See". This Monday your blog is one of my featured sites!

Erinsdaycare said...

will you marry me?
Seriously, I am addicted to SB's but spending the 5 bucks every time makes me nauseous!
I have leftover pumpkin in my freezer right now from my pumpkin muffins! Gonna make me some pumpkin latte tomorrow!!!
WE LOVE YOU STEPH!!!!

Crystal said...

I love your blog, subscribe, and read it everyday. Except I skipped yesterday and just read that your kids snack on beans!!! How do you prepare them?? My kids run screaming for the hills if I try to feed them beans.

Finleypotamus said...

I only have a six quart crockpot. Is that ok? I just found your blog and I am LOVING it!

Mr and Mrs M said...

A woman after my own heart! I am definitely going to try this one.
I've been lurking for awhile now, and have been using your recipes, but never commented before.
I'm going to miss your posts when the year is up!

Shirley said...

Fabulous ... anything pumpkin and I'm in. I just snagged a pumpkin pie martini recipe last week off another favorite blog of mine (www.noblepig.com). I've baked my second pumpkin in a week and so far have made crustless pumpkin pie and several batches of pumpkin bars (both recipes GF). How about giving us a recipe for gingerbread latte next week? ;-) I'll add to the chorus ... you are very much appreciated, Stephanie!

Astrid said...

Yes, you can reuse the cinnamon sticks. You can drink use them like a straw. I can't wait to try this one! I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes but I hate how much they cost! Thank you sooooo very much for posting this! :)

Megan said...

Oooh. I'm going to try this one ASAP! It dawned on me that the year is getting close to being over...and then you might stop posting recipes! What will I do then?!? :o)

Ashley said...

that sounds amazing

Michelle said...

Hi Steph

I've changed the blog address and since you were sweet enough to link you need to know it.
here

Lisa Knight said...

num num num... I was just thinking that I needed to whip up my gingerbread coffee syrup tomorrow but I might do this instead.

Mandi said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Thank you! I love me some SB and I can't WAIT to try this one!

sara said...

Stephanie, just wanted you to know that I made your brie with apricots and walnuts tonight for friends.......oh my word, I did NOT want to share it!!! I was wishing that I had made much more because it was delicious!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

robinscharff said...

Hi Stephanie. I've been stalking your blog for some time now and enjoy it thoroughly. I've gotta share this conversation that took place between my mom and I today (so sorry for the length):

In the crock pot a pork tenderloin is roasting away. Sitting on the counter by the crockpot is the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte that I copied down from your blog today. (I'm sipping on it right now and it is delish!) So here is how the conversation went:

Me: Let's get some pumpkin at the store after Wade wakes up so we can make the coffee recipe.

Mom: Yes, sounds good, that would be a good excuse to go to Target.

Me: (motioning towards the recipe on the counter) You know, I bet you could just make that in the coffee pot to save time.

Note: remember the recipe is sitting right by the crock pot.

Mom: (spinning around at the speed of light to face Roberta) What!?! In the coffee pot?

Me: Yah, in the coffee pot. You just need to heat it up.

Mom: Gee, I didn't think you could do that. (Pausing with extremely puzzled look across her face) You mean cook the pork tenderloin in the coffee pot?

elsja said...

Thank you thank you! Here in Australia I can't find these at my starbucks, so I'll have to try to make my own. :)

emily said...

Wow, this looks and sounds fabulous. I can't wait to try it!

Joie de vivre said...

You are so creative! I can't wait to try it!

Shannon said...

Oh, my goodness I can't wait to try this one. I already plan to take it to our fall party and for Thanksgiving, my mom and sister will love it. Thanks for the great site.

ireneswval said...

YOU are SO the woman and I fall at your feet. How do you get all these great recipes to work in a crock pot? And the latte? I can hardly wait to try that! Thanks for loving us!

Corrie said...

I'm going to have to look for pumpkin where I live before I use my one can... but if I can find it, or ship it in... this baby's gonna be in my crockpot!
I think Stephanie should continue and make this her New Year's resolution for next year, too... you had such great success this year, might as well continue!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I can't have sugar, so they pumpkin spice lattes that are all over coffee houses this time of year are off limits and buying a bottle of sugar free pumpkin spice flavored syrup over the internet is a bit wasteful for one person. I am looking forward to making this with splenda and using the leftovers for some pumpkin muffins. Mmm.

Jennifer Lee said...

These would be so yummy with the pumpkin pecan waffles I make! (just add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and vanilla to your waffle mix, top with pecans can cook! sooo easy and soooo good!)

Holly said...

We made these last night..doubled the recipe added a little more pumpkin and used decaf coffee (in case the kiddo wanted some). The hubby and I loved it. The kid is a little weirded out by warm drinks... that just left more for us :)

A said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!

I just checked my blog and you commented on it! WOW! I feel like big time now!!!

You just totally made my day!

I think I have got to try this recipe!

Also- no one has talked about it yet (that I know it). Linens n Things is going out of business! The one in our town is in the same strip mall as my store and I am stocking a 4 qt. crockpot till it is on major sale!

Melissa said...

This sounds so yummy can't wait to try it.

The McCarthy Pack said...

Sounds yummy, except I am not a coffee person. What about hot chocolate? Not quite sure how that would taste??

Lyndsi said...

My husband and I made this last night with decaf coffee. It was very good and so easy. I am planning to make a larger batch for my Thanksgiving meal. I did have a couple questions though. The milk formed a skin on top after cooking. Is that normal and do you just remove it before serving? Also my spices kind of settled at the bottom of the mugs while we were drinking. Those last couple of sips were a little crunchy. Did you also find this?

HDMac said...

This sounds sooooo nummy! A new tradition maybe? A special treat creating a family memory! :)

Christine said...

pumpkin LATTES!!!!! you are a brilliant brilliant woman!!! this sounds awesome!

Paige said...

We are having a Halloween party next weekend and I can't wait to serve this!!

Thanks for the recipe :)

Zularis Naturals said...

Oh my...just made this last night and it was incredibly delicious. My kids told me it smelled sooo good while it was cooking that they wanted some. Never told them it had pumpkin in it :) Tripled the recipe and there was nothing left over.

Laura-IH said...

Oooooh! Yum! I made this yesterday and loved it! I hope to make it as a treat for my co-workers sometime this week. Thanks so much!

Jenny said...

Oh.My. Gosh. I just made this and I ain't sharing it. It is a little piece of heaven in a cup.

Decaf probably wouldn't be bad right before bed, either.

Carrie said...

I made this today in my little dipper and it was delicious!!! Such a nice change from my regular coffee without having to spend a fortune. :)

Astrid said...

I've got this one cooking away in the crockpot right now. I really need something...after cleaning up after a sick kiddo. Hopefully this will cheer me up! :)

Becky in MI said...

I made a double batch of these today for my ladies Bible study group and there were a huge hit!!! Everyone loved them so much that they were gone before my hubby got to try them. I will be making a quadruple batch on Thursday for a harvest party. Yeah for Steph!!!

rosiemoonbeams said...

This will quickly become a favorite for Thanksgiving morning.

Mrs. Querido said...

Oh, this sounds so yummy! And a great way to use canned pumpkin besides the obvious pumpkin pie!

Dorothy said...

For those who were asking about making it as Hot Chocolate, the answer is YES! I loved the idea, and tried it this evening.

--2-1/2 cups milk
--2 T canned pumpkin
--2 T white sugar
--2 T vanilla
--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 TBSP cocoa powder

Follow the directions as otherwise stated. It was yummy! I'd bet it would be good as a chai tea, too

Ex-LondonMagnetGirl said...

I made this for breakfast and it was a 2 for 1 deal: I got delicious coffee and a house that smelled better than a candle :)

Just another SAHM said...

Ooooooooh I'm so glad you tried this & liked it because now I'm absolutely going to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Ok.. I have to say it. I love you!

I was just staring that this huge can of pumpkin I have in my cabinet wondering what in the world I was going to do with it.

Three hours later I came across this...

You are brilliant! I am making this now.. tonight.. for my kiddos and I to enjoy on this chilly Colorado day!

southernmom said...

I tried the pumpkin spice latte over the weekend-- it was delicious. I planned on sharing it with my husband but shamefully drank the whole batch. This recipe should be doubled or tripled!

Tara said...

I made this for my department at work today and they were a hit! Thank you so much--I love your site!!

Holly said...

This looks wonderful!! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be back to see more of your year in crockpot cooking.

Also, I have a pumpkin cookie recipe that we really like--http://whatwouldmarthacook.blogspot.com/2008/10/pumpkin-cookies.html

Perhaps you will like them, too!

God Bless!
Holly

Elizabeth F. said...

Wow! This is amazing. I'm gonna make this for a get together tomorrow night.

I made ribs in the crockpot this week and they were awesome and tender! :-) Glad I foung your blog.

Alane said...

Ooh! Leaving for the store now to get milk for this!

Tracee said...

Wow - I gotta pick up a crock pot at the thrift store.

Ashley said...

I definitely think I'm going to try this. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Micah and Katie said...

yummy, I love these but never thought to do them in the crock pot.

And yes cinnamon sticks can be reused a couple of times.

Carol Raynor said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE pumpkin and this sounds absolutely wonderful. I'll try it tommorrow and would love a recipe for the rest of the pumpkin (OR I could just make a ton of lattes and drink them all.) Maybe a pumpkin pudding instead.

Colored With Memories said...

sounds delish...do you think it'd work w/splenda?

Heather said...

THis sounds wonderful.

Can you use instant coffee? I can't make good coffee to save my life.

Thanks & I LOVE your blog! I'm making the Pecan Sweet Potaotes for Thanksgiving.

Carrie said...

This is absolutely wonderful - thank you so much for the recipe! Sipping on some right now.

If you can concoct a gingerbread latte recipe for us, you'll have my undying gratitude!

Ana said...

I made this for my Christmas party and it was a hit! A great hot drink option for a cold night and it's so Christmassy!

JeniR said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I just made this today...I am sipping on it right now..I only wish I had doubled the recipe. This is SO good! Thank you! Next to try is the gingerbread latte.

Gioia said...

Thank you! I just made a triple batch of this tonight. I left out the coffee so my husband could drink it and also because I love Pumkpin Spice Steamers. Oh. My. Goodness. It is GORGEOUS.

I used a half C. of pumpkin for a triple batch because that's what I had left over in the can and I figured, (with some risk), that if a little pumpkin is good, more is better :)

It tastes SO creamy even though I used fat free milk. I am taking most of it to work tomorrow and the beauty of it is, people can add coffee to it if they like.

Thanks again. I can't wait to check out your other recipes.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I'm drinking this now. It's yummy! Thanks for this recipe. BTW- I know this is the crockpot blog, but I just whipped it up in the stove.

mjbartonx2 said...

Would soy milk work? I want to make this right now! I love, love, love PSLs!

Stephanie O'Dea said...

hi there, yup, soy would work just fine. Since it's naturally sweet, I'd tread lightly on the sugar. You can always add more to taste later.

xoxo steph

Dia said...

This does sound fun!! I remember enjoying these last year (my dau's hubby manages the local Starbucks, so she gets a bit of a discount :)

Recently I found a delightful recipe for Pumpkin SMOOTHIEs & had to make two the
first day!!
http://vestellasvale.blogspot.com/2009/10/creamy-broccoli-soup.html

I made mine with delicata squash, which I'd baked ~ 30 min in the oven with other veggies (seperate dishes) & it worked GREAT! So think of winter squash as an option in this recipe as well.

I'm a great fan of coconut milk & used it in the smoothie (fab for anyone who's gone gluten free, as it promotes thyroid health, which may be depressed with gluten & candida problems!)
Also added frozen blueberries, which just made it better!

MyPennyPile.com said...

Yum! I bookmarked this until I have some pumpkin on hand. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

how can i make this enough for 16 people? thanks!

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi anon, it serves 2 with a bit extra, so for 16, you'll need to multiply the quantities by 8. Use a 6.5 quart or larger slow cooker.

--steph

Anonymous said...

my daughter loves to drink my *$s pumpkins spice but i think it's a bit much for a 7 year old! i made this recipe without the coffee and she inhaled it. great job! i have just been turned on to your site recently and absolutely love it. thanks for taking the time for doing this work!

vansant said...

Wonderful! I have a ladies meeting in my home today (here in Ukraine) and I wanted something special for them. I found your recipe and it is really nice!. Nothing like introducing a new drink to the ladies here -- Pumpkin Spioe Latte drink. I know they are going to be excited and I will have to make copies of the recipe for everyone!
Thanks for sharing
Judy Van Sant (Missionary in Ukraine)

Jennifer ♥ said...

I made these the other day and OH MY WORD are they yummy!! I'm making another batch right now. Thanks for the great, affordable recipe!! :)

Ariel said...

I made a huge vat of these (4.5 times the recipe) for thanksgiving, and they were a huge hit. And it was so nice to have them sitting hot in the slow cooker... some people drank them when they arrived, while others had them with dessert. They were still perfectly hot and nice by the end of the evening, and I didn't have to fuss with making coffee after dinner!

I think I'll try the peppermint mocha lattes for our Christmas Eve get-together- I *love* the idea of using the slow cooker for hot drinks!

Theresa said...

Thank you Thank you for this recipe! In addition to being dairy free, I can't have soy anymore either, which means no more Starbucks and my heart is broken! Now I can make them at home with a safe milk alternative!

paulieanna said...

thanks so much! i recently got your book and only found this recipe online by looking for a way to save money and make my autumn latte at home! i did it sans-crockpot; just put it in a pot on the stove, poured the coffee in- reduced everything by half and it is delish! i am gona try putting in two T of pumpkin next time to see how "pumpkin-y" it makes it! from the pumpkin capital of the world. half moon bay; thank you!-paula

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

YUM!!! This looks spectacular. I cannot wait to try - love your blog too! As soon as this comment posts, I will be your newest follower!

Erin

Josee said...

I just made these and loved them! I actually went out and treated myself to the purchase of a 1.5 quart crock pot. Then, I got really clever and premade the pumpkin spice mix and froze it neat little 2 T portions in an ice cube tray. Voila! Now I can whip these up for my afternoon, woo-hoo-the-kids-are-napping treat! Thank you for the idea!!

BrandiG. said...

So just the other day I tried SB for the 1st time and had the Pumpkin Spice Latte & fell in love with it! I'm not really a coffee drinker, so I was pretty hesitant. No sooner than I finished my cup I was searching online for a recipe and thankfully I found yours and it's sitting in a huge mug right in front of me now :D Delicious! Sorry couldn't wait for the crockpot today so I made it on the stove. Will definitely be using the crockpot to make a bigger batch for Thanksgiving though. Thank You!!

Jennifer D said...

I just started reading your blog and tried this yesterday and wow, what a treat!!!! Seriously, just as good or better than Starbucks for pennies! I am excited to try some more of your recipes this week. Thanks!

Amy G. said...

Starting to think about fall lattes...this looks fantastic! Has anyone tried making a large batch and keeping in the refrigerator to reheat servings over the week?? How long does it last in the refrigerator?

Sandy/Mom/Granny said...

I love this recipe and make it often! Amy G., I quadruple it all the time and store in fridge. I would go by the date on your milk carton....IF it lasts that long!

the cape on the corner said...

holy smokes, 102 comments? insanity! thanks for leaving this link in my comments-i would love to try it...tho i'm not a cooker of any sort. this might be something i could do...maybe? lol.

Markie said...

I was in Starbucks today and saw this advertised as I was sipping my hot chocolate. I'll have to try it soon. I'd love to serve this to 50 or more guests if it's as good as everyone says. Anyone know how to make huge batches of the wonderful spiced pumpkin drink??? It could be a lot of fun for everyone!!!

Mel said...

Made the Pumpkin Latte's this morning (used the stove top). Excellent! Topped with a little homemade whipped cream. I believe this will be on the Thanksgiving menu! Thank you...love the recipes!

Sophino said...

This is delicious!

Because I love using fresh ingredients, especially when they are in season, I ended up using fresh pumpkin puree. Since the taste of fresh pumpkin is a little weaker (almost feels like a watered down version of the can stuff), I ended up using three times the amount of pumpkin in the recipe. It turned out great, but I could have still used a little more, since I really enjoy the taste of pumpkin!). Will definitely make again!

swizzle said...

I'd love to take one of these into work with me... but I'm not someone who can get up 2 hours early to plug in my crockpot so it will be ready! Can I make a batch ahead of time (i.e. the night before) and just warm it up in the morning? Will the ingredients settle out?

Thanks for the advice! LOOOOOOVE your recipes. :)

Rebecca Kipe said...

FYI, you can freeze left over pumpkin puree, i do it all the time. Just put it in a freezer bag and label with the amount so you know what to use it in the next time. I often have a couple 1/2 cups of pumpkin in the freezer and then pull them out for bread or pancakes etc. making this coffee tomorrow for the adults at my boys' bday party.

Kelli said...

I just found you! I'm SO excited! I have a toddler and am busy but love to cook delicious and homemade! I'm going to try this recipe today!
Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday and want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!! This website is fantastic and I can't wait to try your recipes! You ROCK! :)
- Elizabeth

Cecilia said...

YUM! We loved this! It is our new fall have to have at home on weekends! My tween said it tastes just like Starbucks!

Jordan said...

"Sounds Yummy! And sooo much cheeper than t he coffee house! My son who is 6 LOVES coffee and this will be a wonderful treat for him. Thanks for another great idea!"

Why are you giving your 6 year old coffee?

Janga said...

I wonder if you can measure out the 2 Tablespoons of pumpkin and freeze it in an ice cube tray for further use of lattes? This recipe sounds so delicious, going to try it soon! Thanks.

a question said...


Ok just so I dont mess this up,

--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger

Does this mean if I use the 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice I wont need everything listed under OR?

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi there,
yes! that's exactly what I mean. If you've got the spice mix in the house, use that. otherwise, use the other ingredients.
enjoy!!

Mend said...

So i've tried this recipe as the original from that halloween book. haven't tried your crockpot version because i just am now looking through your blog. but i just wanted to share that you posted this on my birthday and i love pumpkin and coffee, so this is all lovely for me lol.

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