If you have a well-stocked spice rack, you can make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice and use it in your recipes all season long. Trust me when I say, you’ll be happy to have it on hand when pumpkin spice season rolls around.
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While many fall recipes use pumpkin puree, many also use pumpkin pie spice as well. So, I thought I would make my own since I had all the spices in my cabinet. Saved me a trip to the store, a little money and I’m using up my spices.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Use Up Spices – Ground spices should be replaced after four to eight months. Making homemade pumpkin pie spice uses up five spices in your pantry. It’s a better option than throwing them away.
- Saves Money – If you have the five spices used in pumpkin pie spice, you’ve saved money on purchasing a new spice.
What spices do you need for pumpkin pie spice?
You need five spices to make it. If you have well well-stocked spice cabinet, you probably have all of them. I think this is the best pumpkin pie spice recipe because it’s heavy on cinnamon and that’s one of my favorite spices.
So, are you wondering where to use pumpkin pie spice other than in a pumpkin pie recipe? Add a little to a pumpkin smoothie, make pumpkin spice popcorn for movie night, add to your morning oatmeal, make a pumpkin spice milkshake, add some spice to your pancake or waffle batter, or make pumpkin spice ice cream. The possibilities are really endless. Just use your imagination.
How do you store pumpkin pie spice?
To store your newly made spice, put it in an old spice jar (and I don’t mean the men’s cologne) you’ve thoroughly washed and dried or in a small mason jar, as I did. Either way, be sure to label it so you know what it is!
Recipes that use Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
This spice blend is used in a lot of fall recipes. The most popular recipe that uses it is a classic pumpkin pie. Pumpkin rolls and pumpkin pie hummus are a few savory recipes while pumpkin snickerdoodles and spiced pumpkin pecan bread are sweeter.
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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
- Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Transfer to a jar and store with other spices away from heat in a cool place.