Are you ready for fall baking? Learn how to make homemade pumpkin pie spice from scratch. It's super easy to make with spices from your pantry!
If you love all-things pumpkin like we do, then having pumpkin pie spice on hand is a must.
By stocking your spice cabinet now, you'll be prepared to fire up your oven when the pumpkin spice cravings hit!
You can even use it to flavor your morning oatmeal, coffee creamer, yogurt or even ice cream!
Odds are, you probably have everything you need in your spice cabinet right now. You just need to combine them in the right proportions.
This recipe makes about 5 tablespoons so double it if you bake often in the fall!
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground nutmeg
- ground allspice
- ground cloves
TIP: If you are using spices from last year, make sure they are still good before you mix them together. Open each jar and give it a sniff. It should have a strong, pleasant smell. If the spice smell "off" or you can barely smell it, toss it and replace it.
How to make pumpkin pie spice
To make the pumpkin pie spice blend, whisk the spices in a bowl until they are well combined. I like to use a small whisk to help distribute the spices more evenly, but a small spoon will work as well.
Once the spices are combined, transfer the mixture to a container with a tight fitting lid. I love to use Weck jars (affiliate link) to store spices in.
TIP: Make spice blends in small batches to preserve freshness.
How to store
Once you've made your pumpkin pie spice, you may store it for up to three years, if the spices you used were fresh. If they are from a previous baking year, store for one more year and check for freshness before baking.
Recipes that use pumpkin pie spice
Homemade pumpkin pie spice is perfect to use in our fall recipes! Here are a few to try.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
- Place ingredients into a bowl and use a fork or a whisk to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to a jar with a tight fitting lid and store in your pantry for up to one year.