Hooray for pumpkin spice season!! Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is such an easy recipe! It is extremely versatile and can be used in so many things from pies to coffee and even as a rub for meats. Typically, you can find pumpkin pie spice in the grocery store but this homemade spice blend is one that you can customize with your own individual spices; this means if you like more or less of one particular spice, you're free to make it your own!
Want to know the best part? It contains some of most common spices that you probably already have in your collection. Below you will find all of the details including how to store this and what flavors this spice pairs best with. This is a wonderful addition to your spice drawer for use with your favorite pumpkin recipes and so much more. The exact ingredients are listed on my recipe card below.
What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Pumpkin Pie Spice is a combination of many different sweet yet powerful spices that are most commonly found in pumpkin pie. There are a few different variations but most share the same few ingredients. This is my very own DIY pumpkin pie spice. It's a homemade spice mix that has a couple of extra ingredients to give it an original twist!
- Ground cloves- an aromatic spice with a subtly sweet flavor that adds warmth
- Ground ginger-sweet, spicy, and powerful-this adds a mild peppery flavor
- Cinnamon-a mildly spiced flavor with an earthy flavor and a slightly floral scent
- Nutmeg-woodsy, bittersweet flavor with hints of clove
- Allspice-a multi-dimensional spice that has hints of clove, black pepper, fennel, and cinnamon all in one
How to store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Be sure to store this in an airtight container in a dry place at room temperature that's away from direct sunlight. Be aware that storing your spices in a place where temperatures frequently or rapidly change can cause unwanted moisture inside the container. For this reason, I like to keep my spices away from any appliances that create a lot of heat. Homemade pumpkin pie spice can be stored for up to 6 months. I like to store mine in a small jar with a small spoon, this makes transfer easy and ready to use whenever I want to whip out my homemade pumpkin spice mix.
How to make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
This homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe might be the most simple and straightforward recipe you've ever made. Just combine all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and mix everything with a spoon. The recipe calls for a specific amount of each ingredient and this is the best combination I've found that works with so many of my favorite recipes. However; this is one of those pumpkin spice blends that is truly customizable-make your own blend of your favorite flavors if you wish!
If you do want to make your own pumpkin pie spice blend but aren't quite sure how to go about doing so, I would suggest using an equal amount of ground cinnamon along with equal amounts of all of the other spices mentioned plus whatever else you'd like to add (vanilla powder would add a delicious flavor! Just a teaspoon of this adds a tremendous amount of zing to your most enjoyed, festive recipes.
How to use Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
A jar of pumpkin pie spice is essential to have around this time of year because there is a multitude of ways to use it! I guarantee it will be put to good use for all of your delicious fall baking recipes. It has a great taste that is comparable but really even better to store-bought pumpkin pie spice. Imagine this in sweet potatoes, pumpkin muffins, or even butternut squash! You can use it for sweet or savory dishes and you can use your imagination to create whatever you desire! I've included so many different ideas for how to use this below.
- Butters: mix room-temperature butter with a spoonful of spice and chill in the fridge. Use it on pancakes, waffles, and other breads.
- Sauces: Mix it in store-bought barbeque sauce or in olive oil for a spiced sweet/savory marinade
- Desserts: use it with my pumpkin bites, ice creams, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, banana bread, pumpkin bars
- Syrups: use it in my pumpkin spice simple syrup or stir it into store-bought maple syrup, agave sweetener, or honey
- Coffees: make it into a syrup to use for a pumpkin spice latte, add it to your cold brew, or spiced cold foam
- Other Beverages: try this in any sweet or creamy drink that calls for a little bit of spice. Another idea is to mix a pinch of this with a bit of sugar for a decadent rim.
- Meats: use this recipe for pumpkin pie spice for a dry rub on meats like lamb, beef, and even chicken-especially if you'd like to try making a spiced bar-be-que chicken-that would be delicious!
What else can I use this with?
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Pumpkin Pie Spice is the perfect Fall seasoning you must have for all of your festive recipes. It goes well in baked goods, coffee, and more!
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons allspice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Serving Size: ½ teaspoon
- Calories: 4
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0.8 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.7 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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