Jazz up your baking and cooking this season with this homemade pumpkin pie spice! This spice mix is so easy to make and it adds a warm and comforting spicy-sweet taste to any recipe.A jar of pumpkin pie spice mix on a black plate with a spoon.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • Just 4 ingredients – All you need to make this pumpkin pie spice recipe is ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice. And it takes less than 5 minutes to measure and mix all the ingredients.
  • Versatile – You can use it in any sweet or savory pumpkin or squash recipe. It is also an excellent substitute for cinnamon to add more depth in flavor.
  • Saves you money – It’s much more cost-effective to make your own pumpkin spice rather than buying the pre-made ones from the grocery stores. It’s cheaper and it makes a larger quantity, so more pumpkin spice to enjoy!

A open jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice mix on a black plate.

What is pumpkin pie spice?

Pumpkin pie spice (aka pumpkin spice) is a combination of spices that are often used in pumpkin baked goods.

What is in pumpkin pie spice?

A mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Some pumpkin pie spice blends also contain cloves or mace, depending on the brand.

How to make pumpkin pie spice:

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture into an airtight container or spice jar and store in a cool, dry place until ready to use. A vintage tart pan with spoons of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to show all the ingredients in pumpkin pie spice.

How to use:

  • Use in any sweet or savory dish you want to add a warm and spicy kick to.
  • For pies use 1 & 1/2 to 2 teaspoons.
  • Use as a cinnamon substitute in an equal amount for more flavor.

A great addition to:

  • sprinkling on top of ice cream and whipped cream
  • hot chocolate & coffee
  • winter soups & stews
  • French toast, pancakes & waffles
  • oatmeal & granola
  • candied nuts
  • roasted vegetables (delicious with any type of squash)
  • cakes & cookies
  • muffins, bread & scones
  • frosting & buttercream

Pumpkin muffins on a wooden serving platter.

How to store:

Store in a small airtight container or spice jar in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight for up to 6 months.

FAQ:

Why is it called pumpkin spice?

Because it’s used to flavor pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin spice does not actually contain pumpkin.

How much pumpkin pie spice to use?

Generally, 1-2 teaspoons for most recipes.

What is the difference between pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice?

They are very similar in taste and both contain cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. However, pumpkin spice also contains ginger, adding another layer of flavor.

Is pumpkin pie spice good for you?

Yes, not only is it delicious, but it also contains antioxidants and antimicrobial agents as well.

What can be used instead of pumpkin pie spice?

You can use apple pie spice since they are both very similar or you can just use cinnamon. A open jar of pumpkin pie spice on a black plate with a spoonful.

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 tablespoons

Description

Jazz up your baking and cooking this season with this homemade pumpkin pie spice! This spice mix is so easy to make and it adds a warm and comforting spicy-sweet taste to any recipe.


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp allspice

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture into an airtight container or spice jar and store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

Notes

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight for up to 6 months.

  • Category: spice
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin spice recipe, pumpkin pie spice recipe

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