This Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is a blend of warm fall spices you likely already have on hand! 

Pumpkin Pie spice is perfect for fall baking but can be used all year long. Swap it out for cinnamon or other warm spices in your favorite recipes.

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

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What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

There are only a handful of spices used to make homemade pumpkin pie spice. Traditionally, allspice and ginger were used to flavor pumpkin, and cinnamon is a popular addition to the blend.

  • Ground Allspice
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

It’s perfect in a PSL and delicious in pies, cakes, and muffins.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is Best!

Spices can remain in the cupboard for about 2 years (I admit I definitely keep some longer than that). Use individual spices you already have to make your own pumpkin pie spice.

  • Spice blends can be expensive and this blend uses spices you likely have on hand already.
  • Mixing spice blends is an easy way to enjoy new flavors without having to buy tons of different bottles!
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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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

  1. Simply whisk the spices together (per the recipe below).
  2. Store this mix in an airtight container or glass jar for lasting freshness.

How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

This recipe will make enough pumpkin pie spice for all of your fall and pumpkin treats.

  • Substitute pumpkin pie spice in place of cinnamon or nutmeg in your favorite fall recipes.
  • Sprinkle it on top of a pumpkin spice latte for some warm fall flavor.
  • Add it to pumpkin pie, apple pie or your favorite desserts.
  • Stir it into frostings or whipped cream.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice is the perfect addition to all of your fall baking from pumpkin pies to muffins to cakes.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 11 teaspoons

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

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

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 7 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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!