The smell and taste of pumpkin spice is the definition of fall. And the butt of many jokes.
The combination of cinnamon mixed with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice is what makes this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice so amazing!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is a simple recipe made from ingredients you already have in your pantry! It also makes an excellent homemade gift!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice takes only a few minutes to whip up and is made with spice you most likely already have in the pantry.
PRO TIP: Grading or grating your own whole spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon or cloves, will add loads of flavor to your custom spice blend!
On that note, what is in pumpkin pie spice? Pumpkin pie spice is made up of a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need is:
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground ginger
- Ground allspice
- Ground cloves
Make sure you PIN Pumpkin Pie Spice!
Five ingredients, that’s all!
That brings us onto to the next most important question which is how to make pumpkin pie spice? Well, hold onto your hats because this will be the easiest recipe you will make in your life.
I’m not even exaggerating.
Put 5 spices in a bowl and mix. Done.
PRO TIP: Dried spices do expire and pask the most flavor the closest they are to be opened. Most will start to degrade by 6-12 months.
To bring out the most flavor, rub the spice together between your palms before adding to a recipe. This brings out the natural flavors and oils.
This homemade spice mix can be used to make so many different recipes beyond your classic pumpkin pie. Just to name a few:
If you are going to the trouble of making your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, you should also spend the time to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Puree. It is super easy and uses only 1 ingredient: REAL PUMPKIN!
Plus, learn the different between pumpkins (yes, there is only 1 type of pumpkin that makes a good pie!). Also learn about different types of cinnamon and the 1 that has the most healthy benefits.
BOOM: homemade gifts!
If you loved this pumpkin spice recipe, check out these easy recipes that use pumpkin:
Questions you might have about how to make pumpkin spice:
Can I adjust the amounts of the spices? Yes! By all means, add extra of the ones you love and omit the ones you don’t. Make it your own proprietary blend.
How long does it last? For about 6 months at a standard room temperature if kept dry and in an airtight plastic container.
Can I use it in other recipes? Yes, in fact pumpkin spice is basically the same thing as apple spice. Use it in any recipe that calls for these traditional fall spices. Don’t limit yourself just to Thanksgiving pies.
Just to name a few… cranberry pie, caramel apples, sweet potato pie, add to maple syrup or even butter for a delicious flavored butter. Blend it with brown sugar for a French toast topper, sprinkle on vanilla meringue pie or on top of any Thanksgiving desserts.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Mix all spices in a small bowl.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!