This homemade pumpkin syrup is like fall in a jar! Put it over pancakes, brownies or anything you’d like! It’s easy to make and you only need 4 common ingredients to make the best pumpkin sauce ever.
Oh hey, pumpkin. It’s the time of year where food turns from normal flavors to pumpkin spice everything. Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin brownies, pumpkin cake. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.
To be clear – I am NOT complaining. I am merely stating a fact that this time of year everything turns to the pumpkin side.
Pumpkin Syrup or Sauce
No let’s talk about one of the best pumpkin spice recipes – pumpkin syrup. Or pumpkin sauce. I originally coined this pumpkin sauce but realized later that it really is more like a syrup.
Especially since I use it as a pumpkin simple syrup in my coffee most mornings after I make a batch.
The good thing is that you can call it whatever you like and put it literally on whatever you like.
I’ve used this pumpkin syrup on pancakes, in my coffee and even on top of ice cream. I’ve even snuck a quick spoonful of just the sauce one afternoon.
It’s delicious and super easy to make.
Pumpkin Syrup Ingredients
One of the best things about this easy pumpkin sauce is how simple the ingredient list is. You should be able to get everything at your local grocery store.
(I say should because the second I say you ABSOLUTELY can find everything you need, someone will say they couldn’t find it. It’s like Murphy’s Law of grocery shopping.)
To make this homemade pumpkin syrup you will need:
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
No, seriously. That’s all you need. If you have ever made simple syrup, this is similar, just pumpkin flavored.
To start, you can find the pumpkin puree in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Grab your favorite can and you are good to go.
You can either buy pumpkin pie spice or try your hand at homemade pumpkin spice. I love making homemade because I can make a big batch and have it all pumpkin season long.
How to Make Pumpkin Syrup
Once you have all your ingredients, you will also need to grab a medium pot, whisk and measuring cup.
Pour the water and the sugar in the pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to dissolve. You can use the whisk to stir every so often.
Add in the pumpkin puree and whisk to combine. You may have to whisk it vigorously to combine until smooth-ish. I used a blender to make mine smoother and more syrup like when it cools down. You can do this or just whisk it as smooth as possible.
Mix in your pumpkin pie spice, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
You can blend it smooth after it’s cooled or use it as is. Either way, store in an airtight container such as a mason jar. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 week.
What to use pumpkin syrup with/on
Pumpkin syrup (or sauce) goes great on or in:
- fluffy pancakes
- vanilla ice cream
- cold brew coffee
- buttermilk biscuits
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
Should be stored in the fridge.
Also, I mashed my puree when it was in the pot but there was pumpkin chunks so I tossed it in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds and it should be smooth!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Sodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 125gFiber: 8gSugar: 108gProtein: 3g
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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
This would be so good drizzled over my morning pancakes!
Yes! Totally! I did just that this weekend! So so good!
Do you have any idea if this freezes well?
It should freeze pretty well. I have mine in the fridge, but if you put it in freezer friendly container, it should be ok! Hope that helps! 🙂
Hmmm. This sounds yummy!!
Thanks so much Elizabeth! I’ve put it over everything!
This sauce looks so good! So simple to make, too – thanks for the recipe.
My pleasure! Hope you enjoy it!
I might just need a spoon–or a straw–to eat this stuff! It looks heavenly! Pinned to my breakfast board (I’m envisioning drizzling on pancakes or biscuits).
Yes, yes and yes! A straw or spoon would be good but its perfect over pancakes! (I’ve tried!)
Oh wow, this pumpkin sauce looks creamy and wonderful! Like fall in a spoonful of yumminess! Saying hello from Mandy’s recipe box!
Thanks Cathy! It is like fall in a spoon! Sooo good! Happy to have ya stop by 🙂
Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly says
Shut the front door!! Where has this sauce been all my life?!
Haha! Right?! Its so good too! 😀
Looks amazing. I plan on using it to make your pumpkin coffee creamer. Any idea how long it will keep in the fridge? Also, any idea how it would pair with milk instead of condensed milk for coffee? Thanks!
It should keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. And it should do ok with the milk as well. The sweetened condensed milk makes it thicker and sweeter but Im sure milk will work. Hope that helps Sarah! (If you make either feel free to email me a picture!) 🙂
Ok, not sure where I went wrong, but mine turned out very thick. It tastes good, but there will be no drizzling, more like dolloping… :/
Oh no! I’m sorry it didn’t turn out right! I would try a bit more water next time. That should help!
Thanks for this Kelley, I just bought some at Target for 2.99 a bottle. I wish I would have saw this recipe sooner I can’t wait to try this. We are pumpkin crazy in our house all year long.
Pumpkin is so yummy! Hope you try this one!
Andrea Koehn says
This looks delicious!! I love everything pumpkin so can’t wait to try! I’m dreaming of pecan waffles or pancakes with this drizzled over top?
Ohhh that sounds wonderful! Let me know how it all turns out!
I’ve never heard of pumpkin syrup. This sounds great. I’d like to try this to accompany muffins.
It would be great on muffins! Hope you enjoy Linda!
Janet joswiak says
I need sugar free. Does anyone know if swerve or other sugar free sugars thicken when cooked. Or if this would happen even work. It sounds so yummy!
You should be able to use your favorite sugar free sweetener in place of the sugar! Let me know how it turns out for you!
Eliza | BENSA Bacon Lovers Society says
Love this delicious pumpkin spice syrup over waffles for breakfast! Sooo tasty!
Yay! So happy to hear you love it!