Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

It's fall, which means it's time for pumpkin everything.  If you're anything like me, you've found yourself bookmarking or printing a number of of mouth-watering pumpkin recipes.  I plan to make and share some soon (like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffins) :-).

In order to get us all ready for that, and to help you with your pumpkin baking needs, I'm sharing today my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Like I shared with you in my post on Do It Yourself – Homemade Seasoning Blends, making your own seasoning blends has several benefits:

  • save money – spice blends cost more than single spices
  • save money – do it yourself instead of making another trip to the store
  • better health – avoid questionable additives and flavor enhancers in some blends
  • save money – buy spices in bulk since you will use them up more quickly
  • family fun – it's a simple thing your kids can help you with in the kitchen

Well, this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is no different.

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, we tend to make a lot of pumpkin pies.  I have a great healthy recipe (that I promise I will share with you soon) and we love it so much that I bake a whole bunch at once (it tastes great frozen!)

My kids eat it for snacks and even for breakfast (Yes, we eat some funny things for breakfast around here – like bean fudge :-).) Well, when you bake a whole bunch of pumpkin pies at once, you are bound to run out of Pumpkin Pie Spice.

So here is the solution, an easy DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend.

Ways to Use this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

– in pumpkin pie, of course
– in other pumpkin desserts
– as a stir in for coffee and coffee drinks. Would be great in tea too!
– add to whipped cream
– make spiced nut mixes
– add to popcorn with sweetener for a fun pumpkin pie popcorn
– on meat dishes like this Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Serves 1/4 cup     adjust servings

Make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice blend to save money over store bought and also get the freshest taste!


  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves


1.  Place all ingredients in a bowl.

2.  Stir well to combine.

3.  Store in an air-tight container.


Recipe Notes

If you are running short of any of the above spices (so you can't make the whole batch), or just need enough to get through one recipe, just use 1/12 of every ingredient to make enough for 1 5/8 tsp, about enough for one pie (depending on your recipe, of course :-)!)

Want to whip up a pumpkin treat, but don't have any "pumpkin pie spice" on hand? Here's how to make your own DIY pumpkin pie spice blend frugally – without any fillers – while still getting the same great taste!

That's it!  Now that you know how to make pumpkin pie spice, you are armed and ready for a pumpkin-baking fest (like I hope to have here soon).  And if you love pumpkin as much as we do, you'll love these Soft Pumpkin Cookies!

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 really wonderful Indian spice mix that we put on [almost] everything!)

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe or a new one that you are going to try?

Or a Do It Yourself seasoning blend request?

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  1. I am not a fan of cloves, therefore avoiding pumpkin pie spice! Love fall desserts though, so has anyone made this without the addition of the cloves?

  2. I adore pumpkin and this is a lovely pumpkin pie spice mix. It’s going to be very handy this time of year!

  3. You are so right, it is much better to prepare spice blends at home for cost and better ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! I love pumpkin stuff! 🙂

  5. Thanks for this great post! I’m definitely going to make this, I’ve been getting so much pumpkins and squashes in my CSA box – I’m going to use this mix for crustless squash pie and maybe some pumpkin smoothies as well.
    Thanks for sharing this at the Real Food Holidays Blog Carnival!

  6. Oh, I love this! I love to make my own spices and always save empty containers so that I can reuse them for my own blends. I’ve never made pumpkin spice before but now I can whip up a batch. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  7. Love this! I just ran out of pumpkin pie spice last week and keep forgetting to buy it. I have everything listed!

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends Friday Food!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe/tip! I’m sharing a link with my Facebook and Twitter fans!


  9. I love making all my own spice blends – I have several I keep on hand! I just recently made up a pumpkin pie spice blend myself for all my pumpkin recipes this fall. I need to start buying my spices in bulk!

  10. I started making a few blends, not too long ago, when I came across one, I could not find anywhere. I realized, how easy and thrifty it turned out to be. Thanks for this one, I can add to my growing collection which is still small.

  11. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  12. I never have “pumpkin pie spice” so I do the same thing you do. Just mix up some cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I don’t add the ginger, but I will now. Just never thought of it before. Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!