how to: make pumpkin pie spice
‘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!
- 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.
**If using freshly grated nutmeg, you might add slightly less as the flavor can be more intense.