Prepare this tasty and simple homemade pumpkin pie spice with a quick blend of 5 pantry spices and only 5 minutes. Enjoy in or on top of your favorite desserts this holiday.
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Important Ingredients with Substitutions
You’ll likely have all or most of these spices in your pantry already. Whether you grind these spices yourself or use any store-bought brand there isn’t a wrong answer.
Find more tips for grinding your own spices in my popular Christmas spice post.
Why buy pumpkin spice, when you can make your own blend right at home? If you have these spices already then you can also make other popular blends like Apple Pie Spice, Gingerbread Spice, or even Chai Spice.
See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for homemade pumpkin spice
Step 1: Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
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Hint: Use in your favorite pumpkin recipes, or store in a cool dark place.
Store your pumpkin pie spice the same way you would store your other kitchen spices, in a spice cupboard.
- Sealed tightly in an airtight container in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight.
When sealed properly you're homemade spices should last years. Store in the freezer for even longer storage. This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.
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Use a funnel – Don’t let any of those precious spice particles escape your container, a funnel is a good way to keep your space clean.
Choosing a container – Opt for a larger container rather than a smaller one. Recycle and reuse an already empty and clean spice container.
This recipe makes 8 tablespoons, enough to fill a 6-8 oz spice jar. Feel free to half or double the recipe depending on the demand for pumpkin spice baked goods you're making.
Use freshly ground ingredients for the freshest flavor. Find more with my guide on Popular Christmas Spices.
While both of these spice blends are full of flavor and a lot of the same ingredients they do vary. Apple pie spice will contain cardamom, and pumpkin pie spice contains ground cloves. Those two spices being the only difference, they’ll both contain cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice just in different quantities.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 5 tablespoons Cinnamon ground
- 1 tablespoon Ginger ground
- 1 tablespoon Nutmeg ground
- ½ tablespoon Allspice ground
- ½ tablespoon Cloves ground
- Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.5 tablespoons Cinnamon, 1 tablespoon Ginger, 1 tablespoon Nutmeg, ½ tablespoon Allspice, ½ tablespoon Cloves
- Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
- Use in your favorite pumpkin recipes, or store in a cool dark place.
Storing: Store your Pumpkin Pie Spice blend the same way you would store your other kitchen spices, in a spice cupboard. Sealed tightly in an airtight container in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.