Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is so easy to make with ingredients you likely have on hand, and it’s uses go way beyond pumpkin pie. Once you make your own fresh and customizable blend, you’ll never go back to buying it again!

Here’s how to make your own homemade pumpkin spice blend and how to use it. Enjoy the freshness, the adaptability, and the savings.

homemade pumpkin pie spice in glass jar with wooden spoon.

It’s fall, which means it’s time for pumpkin everything. If you’re like me, you’ve found yourself bookmarking or printing a number of of mouth-watering pumpkin recipes.

One thing you’ll be using over and over again for all your fall baking is pumpkin pie spice. 

I always say, if you can make it yourself, why buy it? And when it comes to spice blends, that’s even more the case.

Making your own homemade seasoning blends is so easy, it’s a great thing to do for anyone wanting to save money and be creative.

You only need 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients (which you likely have in your pantry right now), and you can have a freshly blended pumpkin spice mix ready in no time.

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What Ingredients Are Typically In Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin Pie Spice is a blend of delicious “warm” spices that are commonly used in pumpkin pie.

Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice are the most common spices in pumpkin pie spice, but cardamom sometimes makes an appearance as well, giving the blend an unexpected sort of floral twist.

labeled ingredients for homemade pumpkin pie spice blend.

Why Make Your Own?

As I mentioned in my post on how to make your own spice blends, by making your own blend, you will:

  • save money – spice blends cost more than single spice blends, plus by using what you have on hand you an avoid another trip to the grocery store. And you can more easily buy spices in bulk since you will use them up more quickly.
  • skip additives – avoid questionable additives and flavor enhancers in some blends
  • customizable – make your blend your way!
  • family fun – it’s a simple thing your kids can help with in the kitchen

So, what are you waiting for?

Ways to Use This Blend

This blend is about way more than just pumpkin pie!

– in pumpkin pie, of course (this sugar-free pumpkin pie is what we make every year!)
– in other pumpkin desserts like this Sugar free Pumpkin Custard
– as a stir in for coffee and coffee drinks (think Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes!) or this Coffee Substitute for those of you avoiding caffeine. It would be great in tea too!
– add to whipped cream
– in spiced nut mixes
– top popcorn with this a sweetened version of this blend for a fun pumpkin pie popcorn.
– on savory dishes like this Ground Beef Curry
– on pasta
– baked goods: Simply stir or whisk into batter of something like these before cooking or baking, or sprinkle on top with a little sweetener mixed in. It would taste great in these Eggnog Pancakes or on top of these Soft Pumpkin Cookies.

That’s it! Now that you know how to make pumpkin pie spice, you’re armed and ready for a pumpkin-baking fest.

hand holding spice in small glass bowl over another glass bowl with spices in it.

Recipes That Use Pumpkin Pie Spice 

If you love pumpkin as much as we do, you’ll love the following recipes:

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Custard
Soft Pumpkin Cookies
White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
and loads of Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

NOTE: Not all of these recipes use pumpkin spice, but you can easily substitute the same amount of pumpkin spice for the total of the other spices in the recipe. 

spices for homemade pumpkin pie spice in glass bowl.

Other Homemade Spice Recipes

Want to try your hand at some of my other handy-dandy spice recipes? How about:

– Homemade Taco Seasoning
– Do It Yourself All-Purpose Seasoning | Vegetable Broth Mix
– Chaat Masala (a truly wonderful Indian spice mix that we put on [almost] everything!)
– The BEST Basic Chili Powder
– The BEST Popcorn Seasoning

homemade pumpkin pie spice in glass bowl with wooden spoon.

Recipe Notes and Tips

Since it’s your kitchen, you can make this pumpkin pie spice recipe your way. If you’d like a more warm blend, add more cinnamon. For more bite to your blend, up the ginger.

You can blend the spice in a bowl and add to your jar, or if you’d rather, add the spices right to a jar and shake to blend.  

homemade pumpkin pie spice in jar with wooden spoon
pumpkin pie spice in a glass container with wooden spoon

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Learn how to make homemade pumpkin pie spice just the way you like it, and learn the many ways to use it–way beyond pumpkin pie!
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Course: Dressings, Seasonings, etc.
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, whole30
Keyword: homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 23
Calories: 6.1kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Transfer to an air-tight container.
  • Store out of the light in a cool place.

Notes

Since it’s your kitchen, you can make this pumpkin pie spice recipe your way. If you’d like a more warm blend, add more cinnamon. For more bite to your blend, up the ginger.
You can blend the spice in a bowl and add to your jar, or if you’d rather, add the spices right to a jar and shake to blend.  One less thing to wash!

Nutrition

Calories: 6.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 0.6mg | Potassium: 11.34mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg | Net Carbs: 1g

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Note that this post was originally published in October 2011. It was republished with new information and new images. Following is one of the original photos for reference:

homemade pumpkin pie spice in glass jar with spoon and spices with title saying homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Hope you enjoy this in all of your pumpkin baking and year round as well!

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53 Comments

  1. It is very nice to have this spice recipe. I prefer to make my own blends of spice. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I find recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice but I never make them because I don’t ever buy it. Now I cam know how to make it myself, thanks!

    1. Isn’t that great when you can do it yourself?! I just tried 2 other spice mixes tonight. Who wants to pay extra when you’ll only use it once in a while? You’re welcome!

  4. Great spice blend! We can’t get pumpkin pie spice in England so it could come in very handy. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

    1. Wow, April – I never knew that! I guess it makes sense, now that I think about it. Pumpkin pie probably isn’t so popular over there :-).

  5. Great! I was just thinking about making my own pumpkin pie spice. I am glad I found your link on Beauty and Bedlam.

  6. Hi Adrienne, thanks for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! Your pumkin spice mixture sounds like it would be great to flavor a pumpkin soup as well.
    I’ll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!

  7. thank you! i was at target yesterday and had this on my list to buy, BUT, the only one i could find was $5!! i said no way, i’ll make it myself:)

  8. I smiled when I saw this post because I just made pumpkin flax muffins with walnuts for breakfast this morning. It would have certainly helped to save time had the spices been pre-mixed. I will definitely be using this recipe. Thank you for posting it!

  9. Is there any reason you switch from allspice to cloves in the smaller batch? My husband doesn’t like pumpkin pie but suspects it is the pumpkin pie spice rather than the pumpkin because he loves sweet potato pie. I plan on making the small batch with variattions until we can have a pumpkin pie we all like. (I prefer pumpkin to sweet potato and I am the one doing the baking.)

    1. Christi – I don’t know what happened there. I just changed them both to cloves. I will go back over my notes since I have to run out now. I do know that typically you can sub cloves for allspice. Hope that helps :-). Thanks for catching that :-). I did a copy and paste function and that’s what I get for not proofing my post since I typically do :-).

    2. Christi – By the way, I think there is a big difference between sweet potato and pumpkin pie. The spice mixtures are typically different as well, but the sweet potato lends a different taste and texture to the dish for sure. I will hopefully post a healthified pumpkin pie as well. We love pumpkin pie, however, so I can’t speak to whether your husband will like it or not :-). Maybe he doesn’t care for the ginger in the pie? My husband does not care for ginger if it is too strong in recipes. I hope that helps.

  10. I really love this recipe! I’m all about DIY everything:) Thanks for making this a printable recipe! Cant wait to use it and share it. I think I might have to post this on my fb page;)

  11. I LOVE this! I have a post scheduled for tomorrow sharing some DIY ingredients too. Blessings on your week!

  12. Yum, yum! In a pinch I’ve used Chinese Five Spice powder with a little extra ginger/nutmeg (whatever I’ve got handy)added, as a substitute, too.

  13. Visiting from the Homestead Barn Hop! I love your recipe. I’d much rather make it all myself. Thanks!

    ~Angela From Hidden Treasures