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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with 5 easy ingredients. Never buy it at the store again!

photo of pumpkin pie spice mix

I was messing around in the kitchen over the weekend, experimenting with some fall recipes and I ran out of the store bought pumpkin pie spice mix I had.

Big bummer.

Then I remembered what happened that last time I ran out of a pre-made store mix – my taco seasoning mix was born.  Love love loved it.  So I tried my hand at making a pumpkin pie spice mix and I think this one is a winner.

ingredients in pumpkin pie spice

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

I had everything on hand so the most difficult thing I had to do was grind the cloves with my mortar and pestle.  Using a mortar and pestle is harder than I expected/remembered – my forearm is a little sore still. It is totally worth it though.

If you happen to have a coffee grinder handy, you can try that instead.  It may/may not work according to my research.

I have also heard that taking a hammer to the cloves assists in the grinding.  Thought about trying that out too, but then it started raining outside (I was going to put them on the concrete sidewalk) so I just stuck with the old school method.

mortar and pestle and pumpkin pie spice ingredients
pumpkin pie spice mix in a closed ball jar

What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

You only need 5 ingredients to make pumpkin pie spice.

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Ground Cloves

I had ground cinnamon and nutmeg already on hand but you can use freshly ground instead if you want.  This is totally personal preference and what is handy in your kitchen.

Stir all of the ingredients together and store it in a sealed container.  Your spice mix should stay fresh for 2-3 years if properly stored.

I see many pumpkin pie spiced goodies in your future.

pumpkin pie spice mix in an open ball jar

Ways to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Just in case you are searching for some more ways to use your pumpkin pie spice mix, I have done some research for you.

Pumpkin Pie (the most obvious choice of course)





pumpkin pie spice mix in an open ball jar

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with 5 easy ingredients. Never buy it at the store again!


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container.


Mixture can be easily doubled/tripled/etc.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be correct.

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Saturday 25th of November 2017

This is great!! And I bet it’s better than the one you buy! Thanks for sharing

Miz Helen

Sunday 15th of October 2017

Great ideas for your awesome homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice! I really appreciate you sharing your awesome post and your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon! Miz Helen


Friday 13th of October 2017

I LOVE pumpkin pie spice mixes! Everyone seems to have their own unique blend, and they all taste amazing! Lots of creative ways to use it, too!


Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Forget baking, I'd use this in my coffee EVERY morning! Thanks for joining the Creative K kids' Tasty Tuesday – I can't wait to see what you share with us next week!


Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Looks delicious! I love the suggestions on how to use them!

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