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DIY Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin_Pie_SpiceIf you’re anything like me, this time of year you are starting to get tired of dirtying multiple measuring spoons in order to measure out a combination of spices that will equal to pumpkin pie spice.  I’ve never bought pumpkin pie spice, because I always have its basic ingredients on hand to measure out myself (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and either allspice or cloves).  There have been times, however, when I almost caved in to buy it.  Then, I saw Tara’s post on storing a batch in your pantry and I couldn’t figure out why I never thought to do this before!

The measurements of the ingredients in pumpkin pie spice can vary based on personal preference.  You can cut down on the ginger if it seems too strong for you, or add some allspice.  Below is my preferred combination, based on my favorite pumpkin pie (recipe shared next week).

(If you have a bulk section of spices at your local grocery store like I do, try giving away a small jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice as a very cute party favor/place cards at your Thanksgiving dinner!)

DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 2 Tablespoons

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Measure all spices into a jar. Seal with the lid and shake to combine. Measures 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice.

*Recipe Note: This recipe makes just the right amount for 1 pumpkin pie. To make enough to store and use later or to give as gifts, at least quadruple the measurements.

Source: Inspiration from Smells Like Home, Measurements from The New Best Recipe

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  1. I love DIY spice combos! I was thinking of doing a variety and packaging them for Christmas gifts this year. Definitely adding this to my list of things to include!

  2. I’ve started mixing up my own pumpkin pie spice too and I love it! It’s better than store bought and I use it almost daily in my pumpkin oatmeal. I use more nutmeg and cloves and it gives it a little zip :)

  3. There are other spice combinations I use a lot that might befefit from this timing saving idea. GREG

  4. yay for spices :)

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