10 pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s fall 2021 launch that you don’t want to miss
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Say what you want of the crowded parking lot and general hustle and bustle of Trader Joe’s on average, we’re giving it a full pass during the fall season. We understood. It’s absolutely overflowing with fall cheer from September until the holidays. He even has the pumpkins and mothers crowded at the entrance to prove it. However, it’s inside that you’ll find the real festive display.
Just a few weeks ago, Trader Joe’s finally released their collection of pumpkin products specifically for the fall season, and the line doesn’t disappoint. From sugary treats to savory sauces, these pumpkin-flavored foods are worth on your grocery list, stat. You might even find some fall pastry shortcuts you didn’t know you needed.
Check out some of our favorite Trader Joe’s Fall Pumpkin products below.
Like Trader Joe’s take on Oreos, these sandwich cookies get a fall makeover that makes them look and taste like a sweet pumpkin cookie with pumpkin cream in the middle. They have the perfect balance of a subtle pumpkin spice flavor that doesn’t put you on too much stage. The only problem is that your box of Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s will disappear very quickly.
Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
Who doesn’t need a slice of pumpkin bread in October? A fan favorite buy, this pumpkin bread mix can easily be personalized differently each time with chocolate chips, toasted pecans, or whatever you can imagine. More importantly, you can cut pretty much all of the prep work, while still enjoying the tasty benefits. These are the kind of fall pastries we can all come to terms with. It also comes in a gluten free option.
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
If you’ve ever thought that a pumpkin main course seemed odd, prepare to be surprised. This pumpkin ravioli is simply a must-have. We suggest pairing it with a simple browned butter sauce, sage, and chicken sausage for a heartwarming meal you’ll want to repeat over and over again.
Pumpkin rolls with pumpkin and spice frosting
As if cinnamon buns weren’t already cozy like all fall outings, Trader Joe’s officially upped the stakes with pumpkin buns with a spicy frosting. Imagine the aromas coming out of the oven. Serve hot and you will walk away for a few seconds. (And refuel!)
When the weather gets cold enough to crave a hot soup, look no further. You can have this pretty seat in the pantry. It’s rich and creamy, made with pumpkin puree, heavy cream, tahini, honey, and classic fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Trader Joe’s tested multiple iterations of recipes to perfect the perfect fall soup, and this one came out on top.
Pumpkin pancake and waffle mix
You don’t even have to waste one of your coveted boxes of pumpkin puree on Saturday morning, thanks to this ready-to-make, easy-to-make mix for sweet, syrupy bites with fall flavors. The store also offers a gluten-free option. This one is always a popular choice of buyers.
Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Spread
Your charcuterie board game has just reached a whole new level. Think of it as the substitute for honey or jam on a festive fall cheese and meat spread. Or as a complement, if you do everything possible! It is especially delicious with nuts and brie.
Don’t feel like pulling out the springform pan? Trader Joe’s is giving out whole pumpkin cheesecakes. Serving it with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg could fool even the most discerning guests! They’ll surely be sold out in time for Thanksgiving, but you can always freeze them for later. Who would know?
Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
Just when you thought there was no other way to include pumpkin in your next pasta dinner, Trader Joe pulled a trick out of the bag. The pumpkin perfectly complements the creamy white cheese sauce, so take out the fettuccine and enjoy. (Or you can combine it with the pumpkin dumplings if you want to go wild.)
Mini spicy pumpkin samosas
Made with a warm and tasty pumpkin filling inside a crispy batter, these samosas will make the most interesting (and delicious!) Appetizer on the spread. The filling is made with pumpkin, paneer (like Indian cottage cheese), potatoes, onion, and Indian-inspired seasonings like garam masala, cumin, cilantro, ginger, and turmeric. Basically, it’s an explosion of flavors on the palate.
It’s really just the tip of the, uh, pumpkin patch. Expect so many more pumpkin baked goods, frozen foods, coffees and more on your trip. If you’ve missed out on Trader Joe’s awesome fall products, this is your sign to rack up before you’ve even looked. Hocus pocus.