Pumpkin Pie Spice

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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).

Image of Pumpkin Pie Spice in a container.

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.

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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.

Image of the spices mix being mixed together to create Pumpkin Pie Spice.

How to use Pumpkin Pie Spice

There are so many ways to use this spice blend! Below are some ideas:

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!

Image of Pumpkin Pie Mix in a container ready to be used.

  • 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.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

5 from 4 votes
This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create a comforting blend that can be used countless ways.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice

5 from 4 votes
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

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or grate fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  • Mix all of the spices together. Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.

Recipe Notes

Note 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 Facts

Serving: 1spice blend | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 1.4mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 0.3g

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