Embrace the fall season with this simple homemade pumpkin pie spice blend that will make it’s way into all of your recipes!
Comforting warm and cozy spices easily come together to provide the basis for all your pumpkin spice recipes!
Economical and convenient, it is so worth the five minutes it takes to prep a jar so you can indulge in pumpkin spice treats again and again!
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Best Uses For Pumpkin Pie Spice
There are so many uses for pumpkin pie spice. You can add it to breakfasts like granola and oatmeal, and mix into cookies, cupcakes and pumpkin bread.
I love to spice up coffee with a half teaspoon or more of pumpkin pie spice over top of coffee grounds in a regular coffee maker or a moka pot. Pumpkin spiced tea is comforting too!
Keep your pumpkin spice blend close by to sprinkle on top of heartier beverages (smoothies, egg nog) or even use in savory soups and chilis.
You can add it to BBQ ribs and other meats. In fact, our Homemade BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning has a portion of this Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend in it.
Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin latte, pumpkin chia pudding, pumpkin spice ice cream, pumpkin spiced pecans, and, of course, don’t forget to use it in pumpkin pie!
And that is just the beginning.
The list of ways you can incorporate this pumpkin pie spice blend is truly unending.
Kids love it, grown ups love it, you really can’t go wrong here!
Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- Cinnamon — ground Ceylon cinnamon is our preference.
- Ginger — ground
- Nutmeg –already ground or you can grate some.
- Cardamom –ground, or use spice grinder to grind only the black seeds from inside the green pods
- Cloves — ground
- Allspice — ground
- Cayenne — ground
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
This recipe uses ground spices for convenience. If you prefer, you can maximize flavor by using the whole spices (cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds, etc.)
Whole spices can be lightly dry roasted in a pan on the stovetop and ground with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle after they have sufficiently cooled.
Once you have your store bought ground or freshly ground spices, all you need to do is place them into a small bowl and mix well. Pour the blend into a spice jar and keep tightly sealed.
This recipe yields approximately 8 tablespoons or half a cup of seasoning. You can adjust the amounts for a larger or smaller batch depending on your preference. I like to make this amount so that there is enough to last for a variety of pumpkin pie spice flavored recipes.
Ground pumpkin pie spice should keep well in an air tight container for up to two years. However, spices will lose freshness the longer they are stored.
More Homemade Spice Blends
- Doner Kebab Spice (Kebabkrydda)
- BBQ Dry Rub Without Sugar
- All Purpose Seasoning
- All Purpose Spicy Masala Seasoning
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Another comforting spice blend during fall and winter is all purpose spicy masala seasoning. It consists of common Indian spices (coriander, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, chili, etc.) and will make a great addition to your spice blend collection.
We love to enjoy all purpose spicy masala seasoning in these masala carrots, parsnips and radishes. Oven roasting these brings out a sweetness that is contrasted nicely with the masala. It is a perfect savory snack, a tasty vegetarian side dish that we love with curries and soups!
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- 6 tablespoons Cinnamon, ground, preferably Ceylon
- 3 teaspoons Ginger, ground
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom, ground
- ½ teaspoon Allspice, ground
- ½ teaspoon Cloves, ground
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, ground, (optional)
- Add all ground spices to a medium sized bowl.
- Combine well.
- Pour into a spice jar or air tight container.
The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.