Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice to keep on hand in your pantry. It’s the easiest way to ease into fall baking!

Why run to the store when you can make your own pumpkin pie spice recipe blend!?

Learn exactly what is in pumpkin pie spice and how to customize and store it.

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It’s everything pumpkin season and I couldn’t be more excited!

Pumpkin pie spice, also known as pumpkin spice, is a spice mix most often used in pumpkin pie. However, the options are endless! It’s an amazing addition to all of your favorite fall recipes.

We’ve all been there – you go to whip something up and realize you’re missing an ingredient. Have a recipe calling for pumpkin pie spice? Have no fear!

You can mix up a fresh batch of pumpkin pie spice in less than a minute with spices you already have in your spice cabinet! Not to mention, it’s far less expensive to make your own!

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

This spice blend is just as amazing as the store bought version. Basically everything you ever wanted or dreamed of for fall!

It’s super easy to add to all of your fall baking! You can even sprinkle a little on top to garnish! It’s the prettiest accompaniment on top of whipped topping, coffees and hot chocolate.

A copper teaspoon full of homemade pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

Why You’ll Love It

  • So Simple – Just four ingredients.
  • So Fragrant – Each ingredient is more aromatic that another! They fill your home with the most wonderful aroma when baking!
  • A Great Gift – Homemade pumpkin pie spice also makes a beautiful fall gift! Add a gift tag or include it in a basket with some of your favorite baked goods!
A small clear jar of pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Ground Cinnamon – soft, warm scent
  • Ground Nutmeg – nutty with a woody accent
  • Ground Ginger – warm, yet spicy
  • Ground Cloves – known for their sweet and spicy scent
  • Optional: Ground Allspice – the most pungent of all spices. It’s your choice whether or not to add it. Traditionally it’s not included, but it does make a lovely addition.
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How to Make

  1. Combine – In a small bowl, combine spices using a spoon or add them directly to a jar and shake. ingredients for pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop. ingredients for pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop. A white bowl full of spices for a pumpkin pie spice recipe. A white bowl full of spices for a pumpkin pie spice recipe. Copper measuring spoons to the side.
  2. Store –  Store in an airtight container or spice jar for up to 2-3 years.
A small clear jar of pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

Tips

  • This is a “large” batch that will easily accommodate 5+ baking recipe uses, however you can scale it if you wish!
  • Use this Measurement Conversion Chart to make it easy!
  • To maximize the shelf life store spices in a cool, dark cabinet, away from direct heat or sunlight in an airtight container.
  • Looking for pretty jars to store your spice mixes? I love these pretty jars with gold lids!
A small clear jar of pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

Serving Suggestions

This fall spice is a great addition to so many fall recipes! You can substitute it in any recipe calling for cinnamon or nutmeg to spice it up!

A small clear jar of pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is allspice the same as pumpkin pie spice?

No! While many recipe blends list allspice on their list of ingredients, it will not capture the traditional blend of spices necessary for pumpkin spice blends.

Is pumpkin pie spice a good substitute for cinnamon in recipes?

Since cinnamon is the bulk of most pumpkin pie spice blend recipes, pumpkin pie spice makes an excellent substitute for cinnamon in your baking.

A copper teaspoon full of homemade pumpkin pie spice on a white countertop.

How to Store

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. There is nothing in a spice blend recipe like this one that will “expire” so you can keep spice blends for an indeterminate amount of time.

However, it will taste its freshest if you use it within three months.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice to keep on hand in your pantry! Why run to the store when you can make your own seasoning blend at home? Learn exactly what is in pumpkin pie spice.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 5
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Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl or jar, combine ingredients. Shake or stir.
  • Store in an airtight container or spice jar.

Tips

*Add a touch of allspice if you’d like a little extra spicy flavor.

To Store

To maximize the shelf life store spices in a cool, dark cabinet, away from direct heat or sunlight in an airtight container.
Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this great pumpkin spice recipe! I’m allergic to some spices so it’s nice to be able to make my own so I can adjust it as necessary.