Pumpkin Pie Spice is the delicious base for all of the amazing fall baking that we love to do. With only five ingredients, it is really easy to mix up and keep in a jar in your pantry.
Enjoy the warm and cozy flavors it adds to your favorite recipes, like pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, or even sprinkle it on top of your latte for an extra kick of flavor.
It is the perfect addition to fall baked goods and pumpkin recipes.
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🥘 Ingredients in this Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
Pumpkin spice is filled with a ton of different aromatic ingredients. My husband loathes almost all things pumpkin flavored – but he loves the smell of pumpkin pie spice. I love the way the house smells when I am baking anything with it.
What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cloves
- Optional, but something I love to add – Dried Lemon Peel
You can also add ground allspice, but I like to save that flavor for my Apple Pie Spice Recipe!
Making Your Own Homemade Spice Mixes
Fall is pretty much the everything pumpkin season, but pumpkin pie spice, however, has nothing to do with pumpkin. It is just the spice blend in pumpkin pie and smells like heaven.
Mixing up a fresh batch of homemade pumpkin spice in less than a minute with spices that you already have in your spice cabinet is really easy, cost-effective, and tastes much better than the store-bought stuff.
Pumpkin Spice Mix also makes a beautiful Fall or Christmas gift for a hostess. You can add a cute gift tag or include it in a gift basket. I love keeping cute jars on hand to give spice mixes as gifts to family members!
(More detailed measurements & instructions can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.)
🥣 How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice is so easy to make at home! This recipe makes enough to accommodate 4-5 uses; however, you can scale it if you wish using the 1x, 2x, and 3x buttons in the recipe card.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well to combine. (Or add the spices directly to a jar and shake well to combine.)
Store in an airtight container (such as a small mason jar) for 2-3 years.
How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
To maximize the shelf life of homemade spices, store them in their airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet.
Try to keep them away from direct heat or sunlight (do not store them in the cabinet above your stove or on a windowsill.) I love these cute little jars for storing spices – they look like mini mason jars! (They are not real mason jars, so these are not safe for canning.)
🥧 How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice
This fall spice is a great addition to so many fall recipes. You can substitute it in pretty much any recipe that calls for cinnamon or nutmeg to change it up a little!
I like to use it for Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Cheesecake (really any pumpkin dessert), in place of cinnamon on Glazed Carrots, on Candied Pecans, or even on roasted sweet potatoes.
What are your favorite ways to use pumpkin pie spice?
🧂 More Easy Spice Mixes
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well to combine. (Or add the spices directly to a jar and shake well to combine.)4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ⅛ teaspoon lemon peel
- Store in an airtight container (such as a small mason jar) for 2 – 3 years.
Special Equipment Needeed
- measuring spoons
Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.