How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice at Home: A blog about making pumpkin pie spice at home.

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Making your own pumpkin pie spice at home is a great way to save money and enjoy an aromatic, flavorful homemade treat in the fall. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. It can also include cloves depending on the recipe. The spices are usually dry-roasted together to bring out their full flavor before being combined with other ingredients.

This pumpkin pie spice recipe can be used to make one or two jars at a time. You will need about 2 cups of whole spices for one jar; double for two jars. Make sure you use fresh spices for maximum flavor. You will also need 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon each of ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves (optional).

This recipe doesn’t take long to make and only requires about 10 minutes of prep time. You will want to plan ahead though because the spices must sit overnight to develop flavor before use.

Making pumpkin pie spice at home is a fun fall activity that is simple and economical.*

Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of spices that add flavor to pumpkin pies, such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Each brand of pumpkin pie spice may vary slightly in the ingredients used.

The ratio of ingredients commonly used in pumpkin pie spice products is approximately:

1 part ginger

2-3 parts cinnamon

2 parts nutmeg

2 parts cloves

You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by creating your own blend with these ratios. To do so, mix together equal amounts of the above ingredients and store in an airtight container for future use.

How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice: Once you have created your own blend of pumpkin pie spice at home, use it in any recipe that calls for this type of spice blend. For example, you could add it to a canned or homemade pumpkin pie mixture before baking as long as the directions for the specific recipe do not specify not to add any extra spices.**”

Pumpkin is a favorite flavor for pies and other baked goods, but buying the ready made ingredients can cost you $2 or more per bottle. You can save money by making your own pumpkin pie spice mix at home. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

First gather up your ingredients. You will need:

1/2 cup ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


Mix all of these ingredients together in a small bowl. Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container to keep the flavor strong. The spice mix will keep indefinitely at room temperature. Use 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture for each pie recipe that calls for ready made pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Pie Spice is a spice blend that has become super popular for use in pumpkin pies. As the name implies, it is used to make pumpkin pies taste like pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie spice can be purchased at most grocery stores. There are several different brands and varieties of pumpkin pie spice on the market today.

Trying to make your own homemade version of pumpkin pie spice can be a bit confusing because there are many variations on a theme. Some recipes call for putting all the spices into a bowl and mixing them together while other recipes call for making each ingredient separately and then mixing everything together. The method I outlined below is the one I prefer, although there are many other methods you can follow if you have a particular reason to do so. In my opinion, it takes more time to make each ingredient separately and then mix them together than it does to just mix everything together at once, which is what I do here.

Pumpkin Pie Spice is an interesting spice mix. It is a special flavor that makes the pumpkin pie taste right. It is not a complicated spice mix to make but it is expensive at the grocery store. If you love pumpkin pie, then you will find this to be an easy way to save money on your family’s favorite holiday recipe.

TIP: I have found that it is much easier to buy the spices individually if they are available and grind them in my coffee grinder first.

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is a great way to save money, control the ingredients, and have exactly the combination of spices you want.

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is easy. All you need are the individual spices to make it: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and ginger. You can add in small amounts of mace and cardamom if desired. I always add a little bit of ground cayenne pepper to mine too.

If you’re using whole spices, toast them slightly in a pan before adding them to the mix to bring out the most flavor. Toasted spices are also stronger than non-toasted spices so use less when using toasted ones; 1/4 teaspoon for each spice or 2 teaspoons total for all 5 spices should be plenty if you’re using whole ones.

This recipe is taken from the book, “Pumpkin” by Mark Miller and Johnny Actis.

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp dried cloves or 1/8 tsp ground cloves

That’s all there is to it. The recipe is simple and you can use your favorite spices to make pumpkin pie spice.

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