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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Learn How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice for all of your fall recipes! Perfect for baking and coffee to make your own PSL. Just a few simple spices for a custom blend.
The spices all piled into a small clear bowl on a counter

Learn How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice for all of your fall baking recipes! Just a few simple spices lets you have an abundance of this popular flavor on hand and customize it to exactly what you love!

The spices all piled into a small clear bowl on a counter

Why You Will Love This Recipe

The arrival of fall is synonymous with pumpkin spiced everything!  Learn How to Make Pumpkin Spice at home and you can use it in anything you want.

Fall is my favorite season so I am a fan of anything that can remind me of this time of year.  

The arrival of pumpkin spiced treats and drinks seems to officially kick off the season, and I want to soak it in as much as I can!  

The second I feel cooler weather roll in, the boots and sweaters come out.  And the baking and pumpkin spice begins!

This custom homemade spice blend recipe lets you make this spice at home and adjust it to exactly what you love!

Use it for all of your baked goods and even coffee.

The spice blend all mixed up in a glass bowl

Ingredients

Here is what you need to make this spice blend:

  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Allspice
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves

Instruction Overview

Simply mix all of the spices together in a small bowl and that is it!

Top view of the spices all in a glass bowl

Modifications and Substitutions

Most of the pumpkin spice blend recipes out there are exactly the same.  

I find the blend to be a little heavy on allspice and cloves, so I have made an adjustment where the cinnamon and ginger shine more.  

The best thing about learning How to Make Pumpkin Spice is you can adjust the ratios to your preference.  

Start with the base that I have here.  Give it a taste, and then add more of particular spices as you wish to get that perfect balance.

FAQs

Is pumpkin spice just cinnamon?

No! While cinnamon is a strong flavor, there are other spices that make up this blend.

What is pumpkin pie spice mix made of?

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves.

What’s the difference between pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie spice?

They are the same thing and can be used in baking and drink recipes as needed!

What does pumpkin pie spice taste like?

It is a mix of strong, warm flavors that have a bit of spice or kick.

The first thing my husband said when I made this was, “Oooh, can I put it in my coffees?!?”  It is sure to be a hit with all of your pumpkin spice lovers.  

This pumpkin spice blend is versatile and perfect for all of your fall baking.  

Try it out in cupcakes, scones, cakes, breads, and even coffee drinks.  What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin spice?

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How to Make Pumpkin Spice

Learn How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice for all of your fall recipes! Perfect for baking and coffee to make your own PSL. Just a few simple spices for a custom blend.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Fall/Thanksgiving, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 5 Tablespoons
Calories: 21kcal

Equipment

  • Small Bowl

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Blend to combine.
  • Adjust ratio to your preferred taste. Store in a clean, dry container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on October 15th, 2016

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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12 thoughts on “How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice”

  1. When it comes to pumpkin spice, or any spice for that matter, I tend to grab whatever’s on the shelf and simply use it. However, I love that you actually break it down to it’s core and create one that you prefer. Switching it up to focus more on cinnamon than cloves is an awesome idea so the taste is a lot more richer. Super smart move, and great recipe Kim!!!

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  2. My question is why do you have to add allspice. I don’t have any so I and looked up the recipe for it and it is (cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves). So can I leave this out without completely changing the taste?

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    • Hi Cheryl,
      Allspice is made from dried pimenta fruit. There are ways to make combinations with other spices to substitute for it. From what I have seen, there are varying opinions about the ratio of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to replace that flavor. But you can absolutely skip it and adjust the seasoning of the rest of the ingredients until you have the ratio you prefer.

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