Pumpkin pie spice is easy to make at home. Just dump spices you already have in your pantry in a bowl and stir. An easy and inexpensive substitute for store-bought blends.
Yes, you can make your own pumpkin pie spice. The beauty of making your own blend at home as a substitute for store-bought pumpkin pie spice is that not only is it cheaper because you can use spices you already have in your pantry but you can tweak the proportions of each spice as you wish. [Editor’s Note: Although we gotta say, we quite like the ratios in the recipe below.] Not only will you never ever have to run to the store just for a jar of spice but you also have a lovely little homemade hostess gift, too. Originally published October 9, 2015.–Renee Schettler Rossi
How To Store Your Pumpkin Pie Spice
If you’re into reusing and recycling old spice jars, go ahead and stash this pumpkin pie spice in an empty spice jar that you kept thinking you’d use it someday for something. The author notes that it’s best not to use a container that originally was used for garlic, curry, onion powder, or a similarly pungent spice, for what we think are quite obvious reasons.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
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- 5 M
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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.