Savor Autumn with Homemade Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce Featuring Humphrey's Awesome Sauce
As fall approaches and the leaves start to change, it's time to embrace the cozy flavors of the season. One way to do that is by adding a touch of pumpkin spice to your favorite recipes. But have you ever thought about combining the warm, comforting notes of pumpkin spice with the smoky goodness of BBQ sauce, specifically Humphrey's Awesome Sauce? If not, you're in for a treat! In this blog post, we'll guide you through a simple and delicious recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce using Humphrey's Awesome Sauce as the base.
- 1 cup Humphrey's Awesome Sauce
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spiciness)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Get the Base Ready: Start with a cup of Humphrey's Awesome Sauce. This premium BBQ sauce brings a perfect blend of flavors to your pumpkin spice creation.
Add Pumpkin Puree: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree with the Humphrey's Awesome Sauce. This dynamic duo will give your sauce a rich, fall-inspired character.
Sweeten the Deal: Stir in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. This adds a delightful touch of sweetness that complements the spices and smoky profile of Humphrey's Awesome Sauce.
Spice it Up: Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the mix. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand, a combination of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves will work wonders.
Heat and Tang: Pour in 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to introduce a subtle tangy note. Toss in 2 cloves of minced garlic for an extra layer of flavor.
Adjust to Taste: Season your sauce with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for a gentle heat. Feel free to tweak this based on your heat preference. Don't forget to add salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer and Blend: Place your saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk everything together. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. This allows the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
Taste Test: Once your sauce has simmered to perfection, give it a taste. Adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more pumpkin pie spice for a robust pumpkin flavor or more cayenne for an extra kick—tailor it to your liking.
Cool and Store: Let the sauce cool slightly, then transfer it to a glass jar or airtight container. Refrigerate it until it's completely cool. This step allows the flavors to continue mingling and the sauce to thicken further. ￼
Enjoy: Your homemade Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce featuring Humphrey's Awesome Sauce is now ready to elevate your autumn BBQ game! Use it as a dip, marinade, or glaze for grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork, or any other BBQ favorite.
This fall, surprise your taste buds with the delightful fusion of pumpkin spice and Humphrey's Awesome Sauce. With this simple recipe, you can easily prepare your very own Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce that will not only add a touch of autumn magic to your dishes but also impress your family and friends at your next BBQ gathering. Give it a try, and savor the flavors of the season! Try our Apple and Pancetta stuffed Pork Chop recipe with Humphrey's Awesome Pumpkin Pie Spice Sauce!