How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is simply a blend of spices you most likely already have in your pantry. Making your own pumpkin pie spice is so easy and will add a touch of pure fall to a variety of recipes. By making your own blend, you can adjust the quantities according to your own personal taste and also save some money.


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Optional extras:
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace


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    Combine the spices. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly with a fork, working out any lumps.
    • This recipe makes approximately two tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice.
    • You can adjust the quantities of the spices according to taste and requirement.
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    Store the pumpkin pie spice. Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an old spice jar or an airtight container, if not used straight away.
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    Use in a variety of recipes. This pumpkin pie spice is perfect for any pumpkin pie recipe, but it can also be used to add a wonderful autumnal flavor to a variety of foods:
    • Add two tablespoons of sugar to make a sweetened version that's excellent sprinkled onto buttered toast or stirred into hot chocolate.
    • Add the blend to warm cider or wine.
    • Sprinkle some into fall preserves like apple jelly, pear butter, or cranberry chutney.
    • Use a pinch on roasted winter squash for sides or in soups.
    • Dust pumpkin seeds and toast with a little salt.
    • Include in an ice cream base for a seasonal treat.
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  • For best taste use fresh whole spices and grind just before mixing together, rather than buying pre-ground spices.


  • If you are making a batch of pumpkin pie spice to store, remember that herbs and spices can go stale after a period of time as well. Don't make more than you plan on using in about the next 6 months.

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