This easy Pumpkin Pie spice recipe is perfect for all the wonderful pumpkin recipes we want to make to celebrate the season. Pumpkin pie spice is made of five spices and is perfect for baking and fall drink recipes.
A homemade pumpkin pie spice blend is the perfect substitute for grocery store pumpkin pie spice.
This is one of our easy homemade seasoning recipes you will want to bookmark for later.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Easy Recipe. oday’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty way to rev up your fall meals. Like my Mulling Spice Blend, this spice blend recipe is an easy one to add to your spice rack this season. It's made with simple ingredients too!
Customizable. You can control the falvors and balance of the spice blend. You can adjust the spice level, intensity, and balance of flavors to create a blend that perfectly complements your dishes.
No additives or preservatives. You control what is in your spice blend
Save Money. Making your own spice blends saves you money. I like to make a few extra jars and give them as gifts.
Today’s recipe is a wonderful spice for pumpkin bread and desserts. Try in zucchini bread, carrot cake, and pumpkin muffins. It is also great sprinkled on French toast and in pancake batter.
What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is made up of a few other spices.
List of main ingredients:
Cinnamon– of course, what fall recipe doesn't have cinnamon. It is probably the spice I use most for baking.
Ginger– Ginger has a light, peppery, lemony aroma, and a hot, spicy, sweet flavor. Ginger is a natural in baked goods but is also wonderful in savory foods such as sauces, vegetables, and chicken .
Nutmeg – Nutmeg has a fresh, rich aroma and a woody, bittersweet flavor with hints of clove. It is used in lots of savory and sweet recipes.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
The full recipe is below, but it just takes a few steps.
- Gather the five spices needed for this recipe.
- Combine in a bowl. If you decide to double or triple this recipe, use a bigger bowl.
- Mix well to blend.
- Store in an airtight container.
Use freshly ground spices when possible. This will extend the shelf-life of the blend.
Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Also, don't forget to add a label and date.
Cardamom offers a unique citrusy flavor that complements pumpkin well.
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Timesaving and Best Tips
- These make a great gift idea - make several batches and put them into little containers. Wrap with a ribbon and these are so perfect for neighbors and friends.
- Choose quality spices: Use high-quality spices for the best flavor. Freshly ground spices are preferable, but if you're using pre-ground ones, make sure they are not too old, as spices lose their potency over time.
- Use a spice grinder: If you're using whole spices, invest in a good spice grinder or a coffee grinder dedicated to grinding spices. Grinding the spices yourself just before using them ensures a more potent and flavorful blend.
- Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Also, don't forget to add a label and date.
More Homemade Spice Recipes
For more great pumpkin recipes ideas, check out.
- Pumpkin Cake Bars - A light and fluffy cake that makes the most wonderful pumpkin bars when topped with whipped cream.
- Pumpkin Muffins - The wonderful taste of pumpkin in a breakfast bread.
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes - These are one of my favorite pumpkin desserts.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
- 1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until well blended.
- 2. Store in an airtight container
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