How To: Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

November 7, 2011 by Ali

‘Tis the sesason for everything pumpkin…and pumpkin pie spice!

I don’t know about you, but my little spice jars seems to empty out way too soon around the holidays. But not to fear!!! Making pumpkin pie spice “homemade” is ridiculously easy. Just measure out five spices and combine. The end. :)

The other nice thing is that its name is completely misleading. Well, you can make a fabulous pumpkin pie with it. But this spice combination is perfect for many other uses! From oatmeal (and oatmeal cookies!), to pumpkin seeds, to soups, to lattes, to pancakes, to roasted vegetables, to popcorn, and even to mixing it into your whipped cream, this spice can go way beyond its namesake. It also makes a great Christmas present for foodies.

So whip up a batch for the holiday season, and have fun experimenting with it as well!

How To: Make Pumpkin Pie Spice


  • 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 4 tsp. ground nutmeg**
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves


In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients until well-blended. Store in an air-tight jar.

Ali’s Tip:

**If using freshly grated nutmeg, you might add slightly less as the flavor can be more intense.

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Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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8 thoughts on “How To: Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

  1. I have 1/4. Cup of nutmeg and want to use it all…..what would be the measurements for cloves cinnamon and ginger

    - judi shirley

  2. Sounds wonderful. Had some carrot soup the other day that tasted just like pumpkin pie. I’m going to try to recreate it using this!

    - EVD

  3. I just made rice crispy treats with pumpkin pie spice! I love the stuff, and I’m always running out.

    - Sarah @ a dash and a pinch

  4. I love homemade spice mixes, this looks great!

    - Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab