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Monday, October 15, 2012

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice blend with a few warm spices you probably already have in your pantry. Mixing it yourself saves you money and ensures your seasonings are fresh & potent for all your favorite autumn recipes like pie, pumpkin spice lattes, cookies, muffins, and more!

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
Hey, all. If there's one thing I like doing, it's helping people save money.

What's one way to achieve this?

Assemble or make things at home, rather than buying them pre-packaged. Especially when it's ridiculously simple and takes all of five seconds.

For example, making your own pumpkin pie spice with warm spices from your pantry.

So you can then make pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin apple muffins, pumpkin butter, and pumpkin pie milkshakes on the fly whenever you have a craving.

Please, please, please don't spend $5-6 dollars on a little .5-1 ounce container of pumpkin pie spice if you can avoid it.

If you're out of town & whoever you're staying with doesn't cook much it totally makes sense to grab a tiny jar for convenience.

However, if you're at home and cook or bake semi-often, you probably have many or all of the necessary spices in your pantry right now to make a pumpkin pie spice blend.

Missing one or two ingredients? You can easily obtain small amounts of whatever you need from the dry goods section of your local market for waaaaay less money.

That's the beauty of the bulk section—you can measure out exactly what you need for a recipe. No extra food waste or additional cost.

Now, for the pumpkin pie spice.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice RecipeIs There A Definitive Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe?

I searched copiously and could not find one. Generally, they all have cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Many add cloves, but some people aren't fans of this spice, so they leave it out. Or some of the others like allspice or ginger.

The point is that the final mix/result is subjective. It comes down to what spices you like and what ratio yields a pleasing smell and taste for you.

Say, for example, that you find ground clove or nutmeg overpowering. Start small and add a bit at a time. Or, leave it out completely.

This recipe is flexible. That's part of the reason why I wanted to post about it in the first place. (Plus, it might save people from spending $6 on a tiny Pumpkin Pie Spice container.)

Many pumpkin pie spices call for cinnamon as the main ingredient, followed by ground ginger. I'm not a huge fan of ginger, so I made sure to add equal amounts of ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, so the ginger didn't stand out.

Also, I added a few generous pinches of ground cardamom. It has a pleasing, warm, earthy smell. I've never used it before, so I purchased a tiny amount from the bulk section. I'm glad I did. It made the spice blend more complex.

You might be wondering: what am I to do with the extra pumpkin pie spice?

A person can only bake so many pumpkin pies.

Well, if you've somehow missed the pumpkin mania that's been rampant on the internet since early September, here are a few ideas...

Ideas For Using Pumpkin Pie Spice in Fall Recipes

Ideas For Using Pumpkin Pie Spice in Recipes


And the benefits of making these fall-inspired treats at home?

Less sugar and no artificial ingredients.

So, take a gander at my recipe below, frolic away to dig around your pantry and make mischief with the spices.

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Yield: 1/4 cup (approx.)
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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M
Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice blend with a few warm spices you probably already have in your pantry. Mixing it yourself saves you money and ensures your seasonings are fresh & potent for all your favorite autumn recipes like pie, pumpkin spice lattes, cookies, muffins, and more!

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How to cook How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

  1. Mix all the spices in a small bowl or glass jar and transfer the pumpkin pie spice mix to an airtight container with a secure lid. Store in a cool, dry place. If using fresh spices, the blend is good for up to a year.
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Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice blend with a few warm spices you probably already have in your pantry. Mixing it yourself saves you money and ensures your seasonings are fresh & potent for all your favorite autumn recipes like pie, pumpkin spice lattes, cookies, muffins, and more!

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2 comments

  1. I generally never use a mix of pumpkin pie spice. I like to have more control over my spices than use a premade mix- but think is a great idea for making my own blend! My favorite recipe for pumpkin pie spices is a pumpkin muffin recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. It is amazing- extra moist and delicious!!!

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  2. Thanks, Ashley! I've been meaning to make some vegan recipes and was considering vegan pumpkin pancakes. Those cupcakes sound delicious. Any chance you'd share the recipe? I don't own that book (although it sounds awesome).

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