This pumpkin pie spice recipe is the perfect, make-it-at-home recipe for for the autumn and winter season.
For me, pumpkin spice a nearly spiritual experience. I can’t go down to the local grocery store spice aisle and just pick up any ol’ bottle off the spice rack.
No… I need my pumpkin spice to transport me through October with visions of pumpkins, hay rides and bon fires. I need my pumpkin spice to stand strong on it’s aroma alone, not to mention having a deep and very rich flavor.
Pumpkin spice should be a full experience for the senses this time of year. It should make you want to eat pumpkin spice pancakes for breakfast and then bake pumpkin spice muffins all day long while sipping pumpkin spice lattes and eating pumpkin pie. A really good diy pumpkin pie spice should inspire the Autumn within you.
So if you make this, take the time to breath it in. To fully experience every detail of the rich and beautiful aroma. Then get in the kitchen and see what it inspires in you! Enjoy this pumpkin season with all the flavors and aromas it has to offer.
Easy recipes for pumpkin pie spice are abundant. But they all have their own accents and nuances. You can easily make them in larger or smaller batches.
Making your own pumpkin pie spice is not only quick and easy, but quite healthy to boot! All those beneficial spices without any added sugar or preservatives gives you a wonderfully beneficial spice mix. In fact, any time you make your own spice blends, you can feel pretty good about anything you add them too.
Recipe Notes: If you are unsure about the spiciness of the ginger, start with half the amount and add more if you think it’s appropriate. I like mine with some kick and this recipe reflects that.
How Much Pumpkin Pie Spice do You Use In A Pumpkin Pie?
The average, standard pumpkin pie will use about 2 to 2 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice.
What Else To Make With Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Cookies
- The Best Pumpkin Pie (Or Mini Pumpkin Pies)
- Pumpkin Bars
- Pumpkin Bread
- Coffee Cake
- Sprinkled over sweet potatoes
- Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- Sprinkled on acorn squash
- Ice Creams
- Find all my recipes with pumpkin spice here.
This pumpkin pie spice blend recipe calls for very common spices. Ground spices you’ll probably find most of them in your kitchen cabinet right now. You’ll need:
6 tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. ground allspice
2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
Mix together well and store for up to 8 months in an airtight spice jar.
How To Store Pumpkin Pie Spice
Store your jar of pumpkin pie spice in a dry place at room temperature.
Can You Freeze Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Yep! If you want it to last longer, you can store your spice blends in an airtight container in the freezer. Whole spices can be frozen up to one year, while ground spices can be frozen up to three months.
You’ll need a small bowl and an airtight container like a small weck jar for any spice blend you make. Here are some good ones as well as some great mixing bowls for making any spice blend you can think of.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 6 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. ground allspice
- 2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Mix together well and store for up to 8 months in an airtight spice jar.