Pumpkin Pie Spice


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This Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is a blend of warm fall spices you likely already have in your cupboard, like cinnamon!  Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice on your own and save money!

Pumpkin Pie spice is one of those spices I use a few times in the fall but I don’t use it much the rest of the year.  I love pumpkin pie desserts like Pumpkin Pie Cookies and Pumpkin Pie Crunch just to name a couple!

It’s the perfect way to give your fall baking that unmistakable spiced flavor.

Jar of Pumpkin Pie Spice with pumpkins in the background

What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

There are only five spices used in pumpkin pie spice; cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Traditionally, allspice and ginger were used to flavor pumpkin, but cinnamon has become a popular addition to the blend.

The pumpkin pie spice ingredients are all so aromatic!

  • Allspice has a slightly strong aroma which some describe as pungent.
  • Ginger is slightly warm and spicy.
  • Cloves have a strong spicy-sweet scent.
  • Cinnamon is a warm, yet soft scent – it just smells like home!
  • Nutmeg is fragrant and sort of has a woody or nutty essence.

Why Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice? Spices can remain in your cupboard for about 2 years but I do find them to be a little pricey and to be honest, a jar of pumpkin pie spice would probably last me 8 years.

The great news is that you likely have all of the ingredients you need to create your own pumpkin pie spice blend! Mixing spices is a really easy way to enjoy the flavors you love without having to buy tons of different bottles!

Pumpkin Pie Spice ingredients on a white plate

How to make Pumpkin Pie Spice

It is truly so easy to prepare this dry pumpkin pie spice mix!

  • Simply combine the spices together and stir!
  • Store this mix in an airtight container for lasting freshness.
  • This recipe will make enough pumpkin pie spice for all your fall, pumpkin treats!

Substitute pumpkin pie spice in place of cinnamon or nutmeg in your favorite fall recipes!  I love to sprinkle on top of a pumpkin spice latte for that delicious fall flavor!

Why purchase store bought pumpkin pie spice when you can make the delicious, aromatic blend yourself! It’s so easy to make is the perfect addition to your spice cupboard this fall.

Pumpkin Pie Spice on a wooden spoon

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Review Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 15 teaspoons
Author Holly Nilsson
This is the perfect addition to all of your fall baking from pumpkin pie to muffins and cakes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves

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Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 years.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 4, Carbohydrates: 1g, Potassium: 7mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword homemade pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie spice, spice mix
Course Pantry
Cuisine American

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  1. I’m wondering why in your recipe for pumpkin pie spice you call for allspice plus cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves when allspice is made up of those 3 spices already? Doesn’t make sense to me, please explain, thanks.

    1. Bonnie, that is a great question! Allspice is a berry from a tree used as a spice, with flavors suggestive of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Read more about it here. Intersting!

  2. for the pumpkin pie spice – is the allspice ground? all the others specifically say ground and I just want to double check – the pumpkin pie crunch sounds soooooooo yummy!!!! can’t wait to try it

  3. I’ve been making this for awhile. It tastes great. These spices are really good for you so I add some to everything I can.5 stars

  4. I’m allergic to cloves. What is your recommendation? Do I need to tweak the recipe for the Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, or should I just leave it out?5 stars

    1. Hi Shannon! Allspice and cloves have a similar taste profile. If you are allergic to cloves, you can easily swap out the cloves with allspice.

  5. This is probably a dumb question: I would like to make the pumpkin muffins, but only half the recipe, as you said you have done before. So, did you just use 2 eggs?

  6. I love all your recipes Holly and have made several of them.
    I made the Pumpkin Pie Spice mixture the other day and used it today in the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies for my grandsons. Neither has a sweet tooth so these are perfect for them to take home.
    I showed this spice mix recipe to a friend the other day and she asked me how to tell how much to use since you’re not using measurements of each spice instead….I couldn’t answer her…please Holly give me answer for her! Thanks so much!!5 stars

    1. Thank you for sharing my recipe with your friend. It would depend on the recipe she was using it in but for the most part it should replace the amount of spices called for in the original recipe.

  7. I was wondering if you have any recipes for making lentils in the crockpot and/or biscuit recipes that can be made in a bread machine? Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you very soon.

  8. A nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves mix is a good substitute for Allspice.

    My question is: Why do you have allspice + the other ingredients listed in your homemade pumpkin spice mix. Just wondering if it will really make a difference. I live in Switzerland and it is hard to get allspice here. I make my own pumpkin pie spice with: cinnamon, ginger and cloves (no nutmeg).

    I AM going to use your pumpkin pie spice mix recipe for the cream cheese pumpkin pie that I am making…..minus the all spice.

    1. You can certainly leave out the allspice if it’s unavailable. It just adds an extra bit of flavor but will still be great without.

  9. I have been teaching a bunch of classes around winter squash. I literally just told my last class that if the learn one thing it should be to make their own pumpkin pie spice. It’s less expensive, less wasteful, and of course, they can customize it to their taste. Can’t wait to try your version. Yum!