As soon as September hits, I start to get into fall baking mode. That means that I start to stock up on pumpkin products and that pumpkin pie spice starts to appear in more of my recipes. Just as I notice s’mores goodies more often during the summer, I really keep my eyes peeled for pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice goodies in the fall. This year, there seem to be a lot of them to choose from, so only can probably picture what my shopping cart looks like after I walk down the seasonal product aisle! Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice is one of my recent finds, and it sounded even tastier than the S’mores version I tried over the summer. It’s a creamy whipped peanut butter that is blended with pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and cloves. The dominant flavor of this spread is roasted peanuts, but you can clearly taste the warm spices and there is just the right touch of sweetness to highlight them. It’s a tasty blend that fans of pumpkin pie spice will enjoy because it is a combination that really works with peanut butter.
The combination works so well that it makes me want to make other peanut butter and pumpkin spice treats this season. Unfortunately, the whipped peanut butters in general aren’t a good choice for baking because they have so much air in them. They’re much better for spreading on toast, using as a filling to make sandwich cookies and serving as a dip for freshly sliced apples, which I’ve already done a few times! I’ll enjoy this while it lasts and give a hat tip to it the next time I bake a batch of the peanut butter and pumpkin spice cookies that they inspired.