Warm and cozy fall has a flavor – it’s definitely pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice (or just pumpkin) is rich, flavorful, and fun to add to anything and everything. Since nothing is funner than mixing elements of our multiple cultures in order to create new flavors, we decided to take a look at Latino recipes that add the very American notion of “pumpkin spice everything” to the process.
Pumpkin Spiked Horchata
Mexican horchata has so much rich flavor on its own, but imagine the extra oomph that’s added when you add pumpkin puree, and vanilla rum. It’s the perfect fireside cocktail that also tastes like a dessert. Check out the fabulous recipe here. Amber of Slim Pickins’ Kitchen has has created an ebook with more pumpkin recipes, for those who just can’t get enough of that orange goodness.
Pumpkin Pan Dulce
Pan dulce is a classic; nothing has to be done to this sweet Mexican bread. However, blogger Katherine over at The Young Austinian decided to remix it for fall by adding pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. Check out the recipe here.
Pumpkin Flan with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
The creamy, simple flavors of flan are incredible, but it’s always fun to try different variations of a tried and true recipe, no? Epicurious takes the pumpkin route, but adds pumpkin seeds and cayenne pepper to kick things up another notch. Learn all the deets aquí.
Delicate flaky cookies, fine powdered sugar, decadent dulce de leche – Peruvian alfajores have it all. Don’t worry, you still get that ooey gooey dulce de leche center in this version. The pumpkin puree, instead, takes this cookie to another level. Qué Rica Vida has the recipe to this awesomeness right here.
Mini Pumpkin Churros with Chocolate-Coffee Dipping Sauce
There are so many layers of delish to this insane dessert by Bobby Flay over at the Food Network. You have the already incredible churro, revamped with pumpkin spice and ready to dip in an equally insane chocolate-coffee sauce. Yes, you read that right. Indulge here.
Pumpkin Spice Arroz con Leche
Arroz con leche is cozy, and just reminds you of home. It’s probably been a part of several holiday celebrations as well. Get in the holiday (or sweet tooth) spirit with a recipe that adds a little pumpkin spice to the old faithful recipe. Over at La cocina de leslie, Leslie Limón has a great recipe, which you can check out here.
It has been proven, time and time again, that most any food tastes amazing when tucked into an empanada shell. Add pumpkin to this notion (a no brainer, really). Qué Rica Vida has another great pumpkin-themed recipe, this time for pumpkin empanadas, which you can view here.