Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Spice

I`m  sure you all have seen recipes all over the web for homemade pumpkin pie spice. If so, I`m sorry. If you have not, then, YAY! :)

I never thought of making my own because I`m not the type who goes crazy about making everythinggg from scratch. I like baking from scratch, but I also don`t mind the occasional frozen puff pastry.

Hence, I never cared much for making my own pumpkin pie spice. BUT, then I realized I already had all the ingredients except for ground cloves. I want to have pumpkin pie spice too! I just never bought any since spices are expensive.

I rationalized that if I buy the ground cloves and make my own pumpkin pie spice, I`ll have two new spices without paying for both! Awesome, right?

Plus, I was able to add more of whatever ingredient I like. I more than like cinnamon. So my version of pumpkin pie spice has a LOT of cinnamon and it`s great~

P.S. I am sharing this now, because I will post a recipe using it soon! Stay tuned! ;)

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Adapted from: Annie`s Eats
Yields: ~ 3/4 cup
Level: Very Easy
Total Time: 5 minutes

Materials Needed:
-          1 Small bowl
-          1 Small whisk/fork

§  2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
§  1 tablespoon ground ginger
§  2 teaspoons all spice
§  1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
§  1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1.      Measure all the spices and mix together in bowl
2.      Transfer to a small jar with an airtight lid.


  1. Thanks for this recipe! I can't wait to try it! P.S You never need to apologize for sharing your great recipes! :)

  2. Homemade pumpkin pie spice is definitely the way to go!

  3. I just learned this fall that we can actually make pumpkin pie spice. I saw a lot of recipes using this spice, and before someone shared this spice recipe, I actually went to store to buy. Then I was shocked to see it's close to $8-9 per bottle! As I don't bake much I knew I won't use it often... so I appreciate you share homemade version! :)

  4. Hey, wow! I have never seen a recipe for pumpkin pie spice before! (Weird huh?) So I just bought some last week, if only I saw this sooner!!!

  5. i've never made pumpkin-anything ever! can't say i like it.. yet. so i'm not gonna lie.. never heard of pumpkin pie spice ^^||.. but so glad you're sharing this.. i always learn something new from your space. maybe i'll make my first pumpkin-something soon.. one day.. maybe.. perhaps ^^

  6. Though I don't like pumpkin pie, I love pumpkin spice muffin and bread. Usually I add some more cinnamon to my recipes, but how smart is it to have it ready blended!
    Great idea.

  7. Brilliant. I like your idea of adding more cinnamon. :)

  8. People who throw a fit about *everything* needing to be made from scratch drive me up a wall. Some of us work and have lives! This is a great idea, though, and I bet it'd make a good addition to a food-themed holiday gift basket!

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  10. I have not seen recipes for homemade pumpkin pie spice. I always used the premixed variety but do love mixing my own spice blends. Thanks for this!