How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

I’ve always refused to buy pre-made pumpkin pie spice mix. Why should I spend the extra money when I already have the spices – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, maybe some allspice – in my pantry already?! Goshdarnit?!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix - Save money and make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with the spices you already have in your cupboard!

Usually, I just measure out each spice separately, but time (or lack thereof) is becoming more and more of a thing for us these days – and I can’t deny that having a little pumpkin pie spice mix might help save a few precious minutes. Okay, more like seconds … but hey, every moment counts! And so! Homemade pumpkin pie spice mix it is!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix - Save money and make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with the spices you already have in your cupboard!

It’s so easy to throw together, and, yeah – definitely convenient for when you’re making all those wonderful fall-ish pumpkin recipes. And if you’re feeling especially DIY-ish today, how about making your own homemade pumpkin puree while you’re at it?

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Perfect Pumpkin Spice Storage

The yield of pumpkin pie spice mix from this recipe fits perfectly into one of these cute little $1.95 glass spice jars from Crate & Barrel. Bonus!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Save money and make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with the spices you already have in your cupboard!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves (can substitute allspice)

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix all spices together. Pour into an airtight container (a spice funnel or even a regular funnel helps keep the mess in check). Use anytime a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice mix – or in most pumpkin recipes that call for similar spices.

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Need less pumpkin pie spice?

Because of the smaller quantities, these aren’t perfect ratios when compared to the original recipe – but they’re close (and will still taste great!)

1 teaspoon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 scant teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoons

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

1 tablespoon

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.