Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

Makes approx. 3 cups

1 tsp District Spice Pumpkin Spice blend
1/4 medium sized pumpkin, cut into half-inch cubes
3 cups water
3 cups sugar

Cut pumpkin into half-inch cubes.
Add District Spice Pumpkin Spice blend, sugar, pumpkin, and water into circa 4 quart pot.  Bring to boil.
Once boiling, lower temperature to simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
Use spoon to remove pumpkin chunks from mixture, and simmer liquid for another 5-10 minutes.
Strain (cheesecloth or fine sieve) syrup into container, and allow to cool before use.  Enjoy!

Optional: Space out pumpkin cubes on drying rack or wax paper, generously coat with sugar, and allow to dry.  Makes candied pumpkin for garnish or side treat.

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