You do realize there’s no Pumpkin in pumpkin spice, right?
Pumpkin Pie is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Which are wonderful spices, individually and in combination. Those spices are the same I use for Apple Pie, so in theory we could call it Apple Pie Spice season! The fun thing is, the last decade that combination gets a lot of hate, but if you think about it, Pumpkin Pie Spice changed the course of history.
And now we know that those spices have been used by humans for a lot longer than we’d previously thought. Nutmeg has been found in 3500 year old cooking pots. So maybe we need to stop fighting the spice and embrace it, instead?