Capture the flavors of fall with these essential spices. From sweet nutmeg to spicy cinnamon, these fall spices can help enhance many of your favorite recipes.
Allspice: Sold whole or ground, it combines the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Compliments sweet breads, carrots, pork or poultry.
Recipes: Streusel Pumpkin Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread Pudding Cake
Nutmeg: The warm, sweet and spicy flavor enhances baked goods, whits sauces, custards, spinach and squash. Sold whole or ground.
Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes, Chunky Orange Marmalade Cookies
Pumpkin Pie Spice: A blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and mace that's great with pumpkin, squash or baked goods.
Recipes: Spiced Pecans, Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
Cloves: Found both whole and ground, this spice goes well with sweet breads, carrots, onions, potatoes, chocolate and fruit.
Recipes: Autumn Pot Roast, Spiced Pear Bread
Cinnamon: With its mildly-sweet-to-bittersweet flavor, this spice is a nice addition to baked goods, stews, curries, fruit, squash, pork and beef.
Recipes: Apple Praline Pie, Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream
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-By Sarah James at tasteofhome.com