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!

How To: Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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.

Leave a Comment:


  1. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — November 7, 2011 @ 10:50 pm (#)

    I love homemade spice mixes, this looks great!

  2. Sarah @ a dash and a pinch — November 8, 2011 @ 8:34 am (#)

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

  3. EVD — November 8, 2011 @ 8:44 pm (#)

    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!

  4. judi shirley — November 21, 2013 @ 2:16 pm (#)

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


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