A homemade version of pumpkin pie spice to be used for all your pumpkin recipes! This DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe is easy to throw together and you can save a few dollars and a trip to the grocery store this holiday season!
So every Thanksgiving I am called upon to work my pie magic and whip up some pies. And of course, pumpkin pie is one of them. But of course, all those pies and all that baking requires some spices. But when I go home for the holidays to whip up these pies, I am relying on what’s in my mother’s kitchen. And my mother isn’t much of baker. And by that I mean she doesn’t do it. So having a jar of pumpkin pie spice on hand isn’t something I can rely on. However, I can rely on making my own.
And every good pumpkin recipe will call for “pumpkin pie spice” or a blend of the warm spices that make up pumpkin pie spice. Now you can definitely run out to the grocery store and pick up a jar of this stuff at a whopping $4.99 (at least it’s that much for me!).
Or you can whip your own version like I do every year. You probably even have all the spices on hand right now. It will save you tons of time in the future when making that next pumpkin recipe as opposed to getting out all those spices one by one again.
Ok so this recipe is simple and customizable. You can definitely add more or less of any spice according to what your nose tells you. Make sure to give each spice a good whiff so you know just what each smells like before you combine them all to see if you want to add more (or maybe less!). When you sniff the whole mixture, you can then always decide if you want to add more of any particular spice in the end. Make it your own!
This recipe can also obviously be doubled, tripled, well you get the idea. Make as little or as much as you think you will need this pumpkin- um I mean holiday season.
Ok so let’s get to the recipe- super simple. All you need is…
That’s it! What are you waiting for?!
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Until next time, happy baking!
DIY pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg I used fresh
Measure out all your spices (be careful not to leave one out!). Combine in a jar. Stir to combine. Keep for up to a year!
Besides your typical pumpkin pie recipe, get creative! Feel free to sprinkle over your morning cappuccino, stir some into whipped cream for a whole new experience, even stir into your yogurt! The pumpkin possibilities are endless!
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