Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with 5 easy ingredients. Never buy it at the store again!
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.
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.
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.
What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
You only need 5 ingredients to make pumpkin pie spice.
- 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.
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
Mixture can be easily doubled/tripled/etc.
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)