Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice with just a few simple everyday spices you might already have on hand. This a simple pumpkin seasoning that you can use for all your pumpkin recipes this fall. Whip up the pumpkin spice seasoning and then store it in the pantry until you are ready.
The best part of all is you can control the ingredients used and how much of each. So if you like cinnamon you can add a little extra. Create a pumpkin spice blend that fits your exact preference.
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What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is a seasoning blend that uses warm spices that complement the pumpkin flavor. You will find pumpkin pie seasoning is used a lot in drinks, fall desserts, baked goods, and more. The possibilities with this spice blend are endless.
This Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe Is…
- Made from scratch.
- You will use spices you might already have on hand in your pantry.
- Use for all types of fall-inspired recipes.
- You control the ingredients used. So if you want more clove flavor, add more. Or use less nutmeg if you don’t prefer the flavor.
- Make a double or triple batch and use this spice blend for gifting those who love spending time in the kitchen.
What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice
How To Make
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- Add all items into a bowl. (Photo 1)
- Stir well. Then store in a sealed container or use spice right away. (Photos 2 & 3)
- When you make your own spice blends make sure to use fresh spices so the quality is there and it lasts longer.
- I recommended giving the bottle a little shake before you use it, that way you ensure all the seasonings are mixed together well.
- If you like or or less of each ingredient feel free to create your own custom blend with each spice.
- The allspice and cloves offer a nice bite of flavor. If you want more zest use 1/4 teaspoon more of each of those spices.
- Make sure to keep the spice blend in a sealed jar or airtight bag. Otherwise, your pumpkin spice will lose a lot of flavor.
- Double or triple the recipe to have extra or gift to others.
Once you have your pumpkin seasoning mixed up, place it in a sealed jar or bag that seals, remove as much air as possible in a bag.
Then store it for up to a year in the cabinet or even a pantry. Then when you are ready to use, just pull out, measure, and use as the recipe directs.
You will find this fall spice mixture is used in so many recipes, from creating a pumpkin latte, to dusting the top of whipped cream on top of a dessert or drink. Or you can use this spice in any recipe you would like.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that call for pumpkin spice: pumpkin snickerdoodles, pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars, or my famous pumpkin truffles. All are great options for using some of your spice mixtures.
You can use this spice blend for items like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and even some recipes that ask for ginger. Just know that this is going to be used as you prefer in terms of flavor if you replace a single spice.
Pumpkin spice seasoning can be used in baking good recipes and drinks and even sprinkling on roasted vegetables and more. This is a very versatile spice blend.
This is a gluten-free spice mixture and dairy free. Now if you buy the spices, make sure they are made in nut-free or gluten-free areas, as that could be an allergen if they are not.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 3 ½ Tablespoons (3 ½ Tablespoons) Cinnamon
- 2 ½ Teaspoons (2 ½ Teaspoons) Ginger
- 2 ½ Teaspoons (2 ½ Teaspoons) Nutmeg
- 1 ½ Teaspoons (1 ½ Teaspoons) Allspice
- Add ingredients into a small bowl.3 ½ Tablespoons Cinnamon, 2 ½ Teaspoons Ginger, 2 ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg, 1 ½ Teaspoons Allspice
- Mix well and then store in a sealed container or measure and use the pumpkin pie spice as the recipe calls for.