Pumpkin pie spice is the quintessential flavor of fall. It’s easy to make, and delicious to add to any fall drinks or desserts, and, of course, pumpkin pie.
Rather than pay for pumpkin pie spice, you can easily make your own. This comes in handy if you realize you don’t have any on hand when you’re already in the midst of cooking, but it call also save you money. The spices used are all fairly cheap ingredients, so combine them and save.
Another great thing about making pumpkin pie spice yourself is that you can increase or decrease each spice to fit your flavor palate. Some people don’t like cloves, or ginger, or allspice. Any of these spices can be omitted. Or, if you absolutely love the flavor of one of the spices, you can feel free to increase it.
This is the combination of spices that seems perfect to me, but play with the ingredients until you get it exactly right for yourself.
Pumpkin pie spice is a pretty forgiving recipe, and I love that it can be adapted to create the best flavor each person can enjoy.
This recipe makes just over 12 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice. Recipes using it can call from anywhere from about 1/2 a teaspoon of spice, to several teaspoons of spice, so the number of recipes this can be used for will vary. You can cut this recipe in half if you don’t need as much.
Here are some recipes to use your pumpkin pie spice in (Recipe just below these links):
- 8 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Use a funnel to transfer contents to a small container. Use within about a month for optimal freshness.
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