What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
If you go the store-bought route, pumpkin pie spice blends can vary by manufacturer, but typically contain the more sweet-smelling spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger. Allspice and mace are also common ingredients.
Why Should I Make My Own?
Making your own spice blend costs less than buying a big jar of something pre-made, especially if you already have most of the spices. It’s also better to make smaller batches so you use up the blend before it starts to go stale and loses its flavor. Finally, you can tinker the formula to what you like: Go for some extra cinnamon, or skip the cloves if you can’t stand the flavor. Trust me, once you’ve made your own, you’ll never want to buy a commercial blend again.
How Do I Use Pumpkin Pie Spice?
While you can use it to flavor your morning latte, pies, and other baked goods, you can also sprinkle it over hard squash and roast, spice up some whipped cream, or mix it into some yogurt or ice cream base — it’s quite a versatile spice blend.
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
What You Need
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoons ground ginger
2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Measuring spoons, bowl, whisk, or spoon
- Measure: Measure out all ingredients in the order listed (to make sure you don’t double up or leave one out) into a small bowl.
- Mix: Whisk or stir to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
Life’s short why not spice it up!