Pumpkin Pie Spice is a seasoning mix that is the delicious base for all of the amazing Fall pumpkin dishes that we love. With only 5 ingredients, it is really easy to put together and keep in a jar in your pantry.
Making homemade spices is a great way to have access to great spice mixes without having to run out to the store whenever you want something delicious. Making your own spice mixes is also a great way to know exactly what is in your food.
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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.
So what is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cloves
- Optional, but something I love to add - Lemon Peel
Making Your Own Spice Mixes
Fall is pretty much the everything pumpkin season. I have my limits as to what I will allow to be pumpkin flavored - I draw the line around beer. Pumpkin pie spice, however, I love. It really has nothing to do with pumpkin, besides being the spice mix in pumpkin pie - but cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg - it smells like heaven.
Mixing up a fresh batch of Pumpkin Pie Spice in less than a minute with spices that you already have in your spice cabinet is such a luxury - plus, it's much more cost-effective to make your own. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice also makes a beautiful Fall or Christmas gift. You can add a cute gift tag or include it in a basket. I love keeping cute jars on hand to give 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 It
Pumpkin Pie Spice is so easy to make! This batch will easily accommodate 4 - 5 uses, however, you can scale it if you wish using the 1x, 2x, and 3x buttons.
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.)
Store in an airtight container (such as a small mason jar) for 2 - 3 years.
🥫 Storage/Shelf Life/Reheating
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 but they are not real mason jars, therefore these are not safe for canning.
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🍳 Serving Suggestions & Uses
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, in place of cinnamon on glazed carrots, on candied pecans, or on roasted sweet potatoes. (And of course, in Pumpkin Pie!)
Pumpkin Pie Spice is also delicious for breakfast - mixed into homemade yogurt topped with granola, mixed into oatmeal, or in homemade granola bars.
What are your favorite ways to use pumpkin pie spice?
More Easy Spice Mixes
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.)
- Store in an airtight container (such as a small mason jar) for 2 - 3 years.
Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.