Pumpkin pie spice can be used in so many ways, from pies and pastries to coffee and lattes. Easy to make and store for later use.
Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice?
Not only is this easy to make, but it is also better than any of the pumpkin spices you find in the store.
Unlike store-bought, this recipe has no additives or anti-clumping agents.
And if you will only be using it once or twice, there is no waste. Only make what you need, this recipe is easily halved. If you need more, you can double or triple the recipe easily as well.
Easy To Make
Making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice is easy. It takes less than 5 minutes and can be stored for up to 3 months.
Usually, in September, I make a large batch of this spice mix to have on hand through the fall, into Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What Are The Ingredients?
This recipe has only five ingredients. They are all readily available in stores and on Amazon. The ingredients are also sold in bulk stores such as Bulk Barn where you can buy only what you need to make this recipe, resulting in less waste. Buying at a bulk store is usually less expensive as well.
Cinnamon- Ground cinnamon comes in a couple of varieties, we prefer Saigon Cinnamon because of its stronger flavour. But Ceylon Cinnamon works as well.
Ground Ginger- Dried ground ginger is the choice for this recipe. Because this recipe has a shelf life, fresh ginger is not recommended.
All-Spice- This spice has a cinnamon flavour to it, but it adds a lot of other flavour that compliments pumpkin.
Nutmeg- I like to use the whole nutmeg seed and grate it myself. It tastes much better when it’s freshly grated. But ground nutmeg can be used.
Ground Cloves- This spice compliments all the other spices and balances the flavours in this spice blend.
How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice
There is the obvious use: Pumpkin Pie. But this spice can also be used in other recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice.
This spice can be used in my Pumpkin Snack Cake and Mini Pumpkin Pies.
This spice blend can also be stirred into coffee, tea, hot chocolate or any other hot beverage.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 6 tsp ground ginger
- 3 tsp all-spice
- 9 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1½ tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- Place all ingredients in a mason jar.
- Place lid on the jar and shake well
- Store in a cool dry place for up to three months.
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