Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as easy as combining spices and stirring them together. The ratio of spices used is a matter of personal preference; feel free to tinker to your liking. The beauty of making your own blend is that you get to customize it according to taste. And now you’ll never be out of pumpkin pie spice. So you can bake more pies—or more anything. This makes a great little hostess gift, too.–Averie Sunshine
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The obvious advantages of DIY pumpkin pie spice aside, there are plenty more good reasons, and you’ll find them in your checking account. In the words of the author, “The last time I checked, a 1.7-ounce jar of a national brand of pumpkin pie spice was more than $8 at the grocery store! Provided you keep these various spices on hand anyway, it literally costs pennies to make your own.” That got our attention. If you’re into reducing your costs even more and reusing and recycling old spice jars, go ahead and stash this pumpkin pie spice in an empty one. Though she also notes, it’s “best not to use something that used to store garlic, curry, onion powder, or a similarly pungent spice” for what we think are quite obvious reasons.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
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- Makes about 1 1/4 ounces
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1. Dump all the spices in a small bowl and stir to combine.
- 2. Transfer the pumpkin pie spice mix to a small glass canning jar, a repurposed spice jar with a lid, or any other small, resealable container. (If pouring the spice mix into a small container, first place it on a creased sheet of parchment paper and then carefully slide it in, or use a funnel.) The spice mixture will keep airtight at room temperature for many months. If you only use the pumpkin pie spice mix on a seasonal basis, it’s best to make a fresh batch each fall.
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