Maple & Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

If you love the smell of pumpkin spice in the morning, we’ve got a new way to infuse your breakfast with the spicy flavor of fall. This sweet and savory breakfast sandwich incorporates pumpkin pie spice into the sausage. We topped ours off with a sweet drizzle of maple syrup to enhance the seasonal flavors. Optional: pair with a pumpkin spice latte.

pumpkin spice breakfast sandwich

What is pumpkin pie spice? 

Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of the spices commonly found in pumpkin pie. This blend was introduced by Mccormick, and it’s been available for decades, long before the advent of the pumpkin spice latte. The recipe varies slightly, but most pumpkin pie spice includes some combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves.  

pumpkin spice breakfast sandwich ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Sausage Patties

Serves 4, makes about 12 patties


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¾ tsp dried rubbed sage 
  • ¼ to ½  tsp crushed red pepper flakes


Mix the sausage:

In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, sage and as much of the crushed red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, gently mix until just combined.**

Form & cook the sausage:

Using your hands, form the sausage mixture into ¼- to ½-inch thick patties, about 2 inches in diameter. Transfer to a plate. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties and cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!

How to tell if sausage has enough seasoning

Chef’s tip: cook a tester! This is the best way to taste test sausage (or meatballs) as you’re making them. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Pinch off a small piece of the sausage mixture (about a teaspoon or two) and flatten into a patty. Add to the pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and let cool slightly. Taste, then adjust the seasonings as desired.

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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

5 ingredient chocolate truffles

Want to feel fancy? Try our five-ingredient chocolate truffles.

We love brownies, but when you’re looking for an elevated dessert, chocolate truffles are the perfect treat. They’re rich, bite-sized, and easy to make. Their decadent chocolate flavor is an ideal way to cap off a delicious meal. Best of all? You only need 5 ingredients to make them at home.

Truffles | Blue Apron

The core of a good truffle is just chocolate and cream. Because so few ingredients are needed, you should make sure that the ones you have are really good. Pick up the hunk of gourmet chocolate you usually bypass at the store. This is the moment for it.

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shaping chocolate truffles

This recipe specifies grabbing two different kinds of cocoa powder. If you can’t find ones that are explicitly labeled “dark,” then just look for two different brands. The idea here is to create a little bit of variety in tone.

Truffles | Blue Apron

By the time you’ve finished rolling each ball of chocolate in cocoa powder—of whatever shade—your hands will be covered in chocolate, but you’ll also have a plate of wildly delicious chocolate truffles.

five-ingredient chocolate truffles

Serve these five-ingredient chocolate truffles at a holiday party, or pack them up in individual cellophane bags for gifting.

Read on for the full recipe!

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