Make a big batch of this homemade pumpkin pie spice for all of your favorite pumpkin recipes! It is a great homemade spice blend to have on hand in the fall!
Use this homemade pumpkin pie spice in these fluffy pumpkin pancakes or this healthy pumpkin bar recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Spice on EVERYTHING
It’s that time of year again! It’s fall and that means pumpkin everything! Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Pumpkin French Toast. Pumpkin Bread. If it’s got pumpkin in it, we love it.
You can add homemade pumpkin pie spice to pretty much any sweet pumpkin recipe or you can add it to any ordinary recipe to give it some fall flair.
Heck, you can even sprinkle it on top of your oatmeal or smoothie to finish things off with a little spice.
What is in pumpkin pie spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is a spice mixture made up of warm baking spices and flavors that enhance the flavor of pumpkin puree. That’s right, there’s no pumpkin involved in this spice mix.
Here are the all-star spices that makeup pumpkin pie spice.
What does pumpkin pie spice taste like? Pumpkin pie spice is mostly made up of ground cinnamon and ginger. It has hints of nutmeg and cloves, but you can definitely taste the ginger and cinnamon.
You can find all of these spices at pretty much any grocery store. Make sure to purchase ground spices instead of the spices in their whole form.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
Making your own homemade spice mixture at home is easy, simple, and cost-effective.
- Place cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves into a small bowl.
- Mix everything together until combined.
- Transfer your spice mixture into a spice jar using a funnel.
- Seal and store in cool, dark place.
DL on Pumpkin Pie Spice
There are so many different uses for pumpkin pie spice. Below we are answering all of your questions and sharing tips and tricks for using pumpkin pie spice at home!
How much pumpkin pie spice do I use in recipes?
How much pumpkin pie spice you use depends on what recipe you are using. Pumpkin pie spice is made up of many strong spices, so it is all about personal preference.
We suggest adding pumpkin pie spice to recipes by 1/2 teaspoon until it reaches your ideal pumpkin pie spice flavor!
If you are adding pumpkin pie spice to a recipe that doesn’t call for it, but does call for ground cinnamon, you can swap it 1 to 1.
How do I store pumpkin pie spice?
Store pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in a cool, dry space for up to 3 months.
Can I add other spices to pumpkin pie spice?
Yes, there are other spices that you can add to your pumpkin pie spice mix to give it a little flare! Below are some other options that would be delicious in a pumpkin pie spice.
- Dried orange peel
Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, we suggest substituting it with a homemade mixture of ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
- 2.5 tablespoons ground ginger
- 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 4 teaspoons ground cloves
- Place all spices in a small jar and shake until combined.
- Store in an airright container in a cool, dry place!
Tips & Notes
- Serving size: ~1 tablespoon
Photos by: The Wooden Skillet.
Does making this recipe have a particular benefit over buying the ground pumpkin pie spice itself?