Home > Dressings, Dips, & Sauces > Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin Pie Spice December 25, 2019 | 7 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create a comforting blend that can be used countless ways. This post includes a recipe for making homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, how to use your homemade spice blend, and ideas for gifting this blend (with a free printable). After saving so much money by making and using my own apple pie spice blend, I knew it was time to make homemade pumpkin pie spice! Why spend up to five dollars for a few tablespoons of a store-made spice blend when you can make it in bulk for so much cheaper? And with so little effort, too? If you love the warming spices found in pumpkin pie spice, you are going to love making your own. There are so many ways to use this spice blend. It can transform a boring bowl of oatmeal into something you’re looking forward to eating in the morning. Such a small amount of spice goes a long way –and yet, it can take your food from meh to amazing. And this spice blend will do just that! Not only can you use it in recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice, you can also use it whenever you want to amp up the flavor of a baked good or a breakfast recipe. Keep reading for plenty of ways to use this blend. Pumpkin pie spice FAQs What is Pumpkin Pie Spice? Pumpkin Pie Spice is a delicious combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. This combination works especially well with recipes that have pumpkin in them. Is allspice the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice? No, but allspice is found in Pumpkin Pie Spice. Allspice has a strong, spicy taste (and aroma) that closely resembles nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. It’s warm and peppery so it can be used as a substitute for most of the spices in a pumpkin spice blend. While Pumpkin Pie Spice has a more well-rounded and robust flavor, allspice is a good spice to use in a pinch as a substitute. What can I substitute for Pumpkin Pie Spice? You can purchase Pumpkin Pie Spice in the store, but you pay a premium for the blend. This spice blend is not only cheaper to make from home, but you also have the ability to tweak and customize individual spices until you have it exactly how you like it. So if you don’t want to pay extra for the blend or are in a pinch and need it now, this recipe is a great substitute for the spice blend. You can scale up or down the recipe as needed. How to use Pumpkin Pie Spice There are so many ways to use this spice blend! Below are some ideas: Add to your morning bowl of oatmeal or overnight oats, pumpkin pancakes, waffles, or French toast, or your morning pumpkin protein shake. Use in these pumpkin muffins or this pumpkin bread. Add to this pumpkin pie or these pumpkin cheesecake bars. Use in pumpkin coffee cake, pumpkin cookies, or any other pumpkin-filled treats. How to store Store your homemade spice blend in an airtight container out of any direct sunlight. I like buying re-usable spice jars (here are my favorite spice containers; affiliate link). Use any small glass jars; like WECK or mason jars or any small bottle with a lid. Gifting homemade spices I’m all about gifting this cute spice blend to friends, family members, or co-workers. Add a homemade label (Download FREE printable labels here) on brown Kraft sticker paper and stick on the top or side of a small glass mason jar. Here’s the exact label paper I use, it can be found here. The free printable also includes a few extra designed labels in case you want to gift a whole basket of spices. Or gift a spice with a few ingredients and a recipe to make a fun pumpkin treat. You can print the labels on paper, cut them out, and attach with glue or double sided tape of some sort. Or, if you prefer, you can use label stickers. Grab some jars or spice containers, tie on some twine and gift away! Quick notes This recipe is easily scaled up or down, depending on what you need. To get two teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice: Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves, and a 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Pumpkin Pie Spice 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create a comforting blend that can be used countless ways. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Pumpkin Pie Spice 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create a comforting blend that can be used countless ways. Course Spice Cuisine American Keyword pumpkin pie spice Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 1 spice blend Calories 32kcal Cost $0.85 Ingredients1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or grate fresh)1 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground cloves3/4 teaspoon allspice InstructionsMix all of the spices together. Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Recipe NotesNote 1: Scale this recipe up or down depending on how much you need! Note 2: These calories are for the whole container of apple pie spice. There are no significant calories in each individual serving. Nutrition FactsServing: 1spice blend | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 1.4mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 0.3g DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.