Making your own homemade pumpkin pie spice is crazy easy and not only do I have the recipe for you, but I also designed some labels for you to put on your spice blend jars. They are perfect for displaying or gifting the spices.
Pumpkin Spice consists of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. The fall spices go perfectly in lattes, baked goods, and of course in pies. It is so easy to make this recipe, why get grocery store bought when you can make fresh. Enjoy!
Pumpkin pie spice has sort of been elevated from the spice mix our families used in cooking around Thanksgiving to make flavorful homemade pies and pumpkin bread, to an icon of the fall season. It is hands down an essential ingredient for fall baking and the top flavor of autumn.
The classic pumpkin pie spice blend has been made in America since at least prior to 1796 when it appeared in the first printed American cookbook, American Cookery. Now, It seems like folks use it to flavor most everything these days from coffee to oatmeal.
How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin spice is a great seasoning for pumpkin desserts like cookies, cakes, donuts,and muffins in addition to the classic pumpkin pie. The substitute can also be used to make tasty pumpkin spice latte with the right ingredients. no wonder it is so popular during pumpkin season! When a dish calls for pumpkin spice, simply use your homemade version. Don't limit to just pumpkin flavor though, I use this when I bake my butternut squash bread as well.
For those who are more adventurous there are lots of different ways to use pumpkin spice seasoning blend - some more creative than others! Some people have even said that they love the warm spices on their oatmeal or eggs for an extra bit of flavor on cold winter mornings! Personally, I like to add some when I make whipped cream during the holiday season for a little extra festivity.
If you are one of those crazy for Pumpkin spice folks, then you simply have to make a batch from scratch at least once. After all why wait until September to enjoys the spicy flavors you love so much!
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Now let's get down to mixing up a batch of this iconic spice blend. You can use all pre-ground spice, or grind/grate some of your own. Either way the results will be fragrant and delicious and the mixture is easy to make. Jump down to print recipe and labels if you prefer.
The recipe yields 20 teaspoons of homemade pumpkin pie spice, which should cover most people's needs for the entire season.
Prep Time: 5 mins | Total Time 5 mins
Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Here are the spices you need to make pumpkin pie spice yourself and be all ready for fall baking season!
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
Combine the spices in a small bowl and whisk together well to blend.
Pour the spice blend into an airtight container and seal.
Print labels and trim to fit jar lids and glue on.
Print your labels>> HERE
If you like making your own spice blends, try your hand at apple pie spice, cajun seasoning or ranch seasoning. Once you start making your own fall spice mixes, you won't go back to store bought. Why not double up the batch and give one as a gift to a friend who loves to bake.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or freshly grated
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine the spices in a small bowl and stir together to blend.
- Store in an airtight container such as a sealed glass jar.