Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is incredibly easy to make and tastes just as good, if not better, than the store-bought kind. Next time you reach into your cupboard for pumpkin spice and find your jar almost empty, mix up your own with ingredients you probably already have! It is way easier on the pocketbook (why is pumpkin spice so expensive anyway?), and your fall baking can continue without a trip to the store for more pumpkin spice!
It's that time of year again, the weather has cooled down, there's a chill in the air, and you will find me busy baking up a storm in my kitchen.
I grow a huge patch of pumpkins in my garden every year, and I make pumpkin puree and freeze it to last the entire year. My husband looks forward to the first pumpkin pie of the season made with fresh pumpkin ... it's so good! 🙂
I also like to make pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin smoothies, and pumpkin lattes with all the pumpkin puree. With all these pumpkin recipes, I go through a lot of pumpkin pie spice.
The other day I was making pumpkin muffins, and I ran out of pumpkin pie spice. The container I had only contained about 2 tablespoons of spice, so it doesn't last long. So I looked at the ingredient list on the tin, and I already had all of the ingredients in my cupboard!
Why you will love this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe
- Economical to make, much cheaper than store-bought
- It is easy to adjust the ingredients.
- You can double or triple the batch to make a big batch so it will last a while
- You never have to leave your baking to run out and buy pumpkin spice!
- Perfect for fall baking!
To make homemade pumpkin pie spice, you only need 5 spices you probably have in your pantry already!
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground cloves
See the recipe card for quantities.
To make homemade pumpkin pie spice, all you have to do is measure out all the ingredients, mix them together, or put them in a small jar or container and shake them up! Done! So easy!
Hint: This recipe is perfectly customizable. Do you like more cinnamon? Fewer cloves? More ginger? Adjust the spices to suit your own preference!
Store the pumpkin pie spice in a container or jar with a tight-fitting lid and keep it in a dark place. It will stay fresh for up to 6 months. Alternatively, keep it in the fridge where it will keep for up to 1 year.
Use fresh spices to make homemade pumpkin pie spice. Freshest is always best. It will give you the best flavor for your baked goods.
If you have an empty pumpkin spice tin, place your homemade pumpkin spice in it. That way you reuse the container, plus it is already labeled!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Allspice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It is a key ingredient in pumpkin pie spice which contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, and allspice.
Cassia cinnamon has a bolder taste and is perfect for baking. Ceylon cinnamon has a lighter flavor, perfect for sauces and smoothies.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a small jar and shake to combine.
- Store in an air-tight container or jar for up to 6 months, or in the fridge for longer.