Homemade pumpkin pie spice is easy as 1-2-3! Make it at home in just minutes so its ready for your pumpkin spice recipes!
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Every year I make this homemade pumpkin pie spice in preparation for all the pumpkin recipes. Sometimes I jar it up into gifts for teachers or neighbors. If you plan on making my pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin snickerdoodles and so on, then I suggest you first get yourself together a nice jar of this seasoning. Double, triple or whatever the recipe so you have lots!
If 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. There have been times, however, when I almost caved in to buy it.
Ingredients in pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin pie spice is made of the following ingredients:
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.
(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!)
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
- Measure all spices into a jar. Seal with the lid and shake to combine. Measures 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice.