Fall is upon us, and the time has come to enjoy pumpkin flavors in everything from lattes and cookies to ramen noodles and, of course, pie.
While traditional pumpkin pie is always a family favorite, we’ve found a spicy new spin on pumpkin pie that definitely isn’t your grandma’s recipe. It’s got a fun addition that will give it the kick you need to get this fall season started off right.
Fireball whiskey pumpkin pie isn’t shy about its “secret ingredient.” That’s right — some Fireball whiskey is added right into the batter to yield a pie that’s filled with the cinnamony whiskey flavor you know and love.
But don’t worry: The addition of Fireball doesn’t take away from the pumpkin flavor, since that is what you were looking forward to, after all.
In fact, the blogger behind Laura Is Cooking said that she added even more cinnamon (yes, you read that right) to the recipe when the Fireball alone didn’t spice things up enough for her. How much cinnamon you add is entirely up to you!
When you’re through combining the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, spices and of course, whiskey, you’ll finish with what looks like an innocent pumpkin pie. However, it’s hiding that wicked-hot kick of cinnamon inside.
Adding a little whiskey to your pumpkin pie isn’t the only way you can switch things up this season.
Once you’ve got that Fireball in your kitchen, there is no need to let it go to waste. Why not add an extra bit of cinnamon flavor to a classic apple pie recipe? This recipe from the Gold Lining Girl will walk you through how to booze up this fall staple. The end result is sugar, spice and a pie that’s real nice.
On the off chance that pie isn’t your favorite fall dessert, there’s still some good news. You can add a little booze to many of your go-to baking recipes, and once you give it a try, there will be no turning back.
This boozy take on a pumpkin roll, for example, will have you adding whiskey to anything and everything. The recipe from The Crumby Kitchen takes a classic pumpkin bread with caramel cream cheese filling and infuses it with bourbon to add a bit of smoky flavor to balance all of that sweetness. Just the right combination!
Are you ready to indulge in the cozy flavors of the fall season?
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