There’s no need to buy packaged pumpkin pie spice when making your own is so easy! Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of the spices that go into a traditional pumpkin pie such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and allspice. It’s also a staple spice used in many other holiday recipes such as butternut squash, breads, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, coffee and cocktails. So why not make your own blend, especially if you already have most of the spices. It’s also great as a gift packaged in small jars!
What I like about making my own blend is that you can adjust the spices to your taste…add more cinnamon, use less ginger or skip the cloves if you’re not a fan. And you can make as much as or little as you want.
- 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container or jar. Or you can just mix all ingredients in a jar, place lid and shake to combine.