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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

There’s no need to buy a jar of pumpkin pie spice when you can quickly and easily make your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice from five basic spices that you probably already have on hand!

I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year once again…the time when you start to see pumpkin spice everything everywhere! I love pumpkin and the warm and cozy fall spices that come along with it.

BUT, hey, wasn’t it just summer like yesterday? Time sure is flying by this year!

With all the pumpkin spice {fill in the blank} recipes flying around, you’re definitely going to need some – you guessed it – pumpkin pie spice, so I thought I’d do a quick post on how to make your own pumpkin pie spice so you are ready to go!

For a long time, I bought a jar of pumpkin pie spice every October to get ready for all the yummy pumpkin recipes I planned to make. Then I realized that – hello – pumpkin pie spice is made from spices that I already have sitting in my spice cabinet all the time.

It’s been DIY pumpkin pie spice for me ever since!

So before you run to the store, take a look in your spice cabinet and see if you don’t already have all the spices you need! I’ll bet you do.

Even if you had to buy some or all of these spices to make a batch of pumpkin pie spice, they are all common spices that are used in lots of other recipes, so it’s a win-win!

cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves on a white plate with a measuring spoon

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Ground cloves

HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE:

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It’ll take you about 5 minutes (probably even less) to measure out the spices and mix them together. That’s it!

You will get 2½ tablespoons (7½ teaspoons) of pumpkin pie spice from this recipe. That usually is enough to get me through the fall/winter/holiday seasons, but feel free to double the recipe if you think you will need more.

Store your pumpkin pie spice in a mason jar or other airtight container and, as will all spices, keep it away from heat and light. It should last you for many months!

Remember…the quality and freshness of the spices you use will determine the quality and freshness of your pumpkin pie spice as well as how long it will last. Fresher is always better!

mason jar of pumpkin pie spice with a measuring spoon in it and a lid off to the side that says pumpkin pie spice

So…how will you use your Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Think pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, donuts, breads, muffins, puddings, mousse, ice cream, and more! Sprinkle it on popcorn with some brown sugar. Make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast!

Oh, and don’t forget those pumpkin spice lattes and smoothies!

I started things off this morning with some Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. Sooo good! Stay tuned for that recipe, which is coming up next, as well as a few other pumpkin recipes.

I hope you try this recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice and love it as much as I do! Thanks for visiting today!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

There's no need to buy a jar of pumpkin pie spice when you can quickly and easily make your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice from five basic spices that you probably already have on hand!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 7 teaspoons
Estimated Calories: 7

Ingredients

  • tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar until well mixed.
  • Store in an airtight container away from heat and light.

Notes

  • Recipe makes 7½ teaspoons (2½ tablespoons) total.
  • The quality and freshness of your spices will determine the quality and freshness of your pumpkin pie spice (and how long it will last). 
  • When stored properly, your pumpkin pie spice should last for several months (unless you use it all sooner!).
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