Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Why buy another spice jar when you can make your own? This DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe is everything fall in a jar: and it makes great gifts!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

It’s that time of year: a chill has taken to the morning air. Even though I’m wearing flip flops and we have basil in our garden…I’m already craving pumpkin spice! Yeah, it’s a little cliche. On the other hand, why not embrace the pumpkin? We’ve seen pumpkin season get pushed earlier and earlier over the years, thanks to Starbucks’ masterful pumpkin spice latte marketing. But you know what? This year Alex and I are prepared. With our pumpkin spice iced coffee getting lots of eyeballs, we realized: we don’t have a pumpkin pie spice recipe! Time to remedy that.

What is in pumpkin pie spice

What is in pumpkin pie spice?

So what’s actually in pumpkin pie spice? We’re glad you asked. That delectable blend of spices tastes like the memory of a fuzzy blanket and a mug of tea and a scented candle combined. Here are the secrets to pumpkin spice:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg

This magic combination of 5 spices has the power to melt the heart of your grumpy boss or cranky mother in law. So get ready! Once this life-altering substance hits your pantry: things will never be the same.

Pumpkin pie spice recipe

Tips for making pumpkin spice

OK, we jest. But this pumpkin pie spice recipe is seriously fun to make! A few reasons to make it versus purchasing it at the store:

  • You probably already have these spices in your pantry.
  • It’s a small batch. Read: the spices will be fresh and you’ll avoid that a 5 year old jar gathering dust in the back of the cupboard.
  • You can make them for gifts! What teacher or neighbor would turn down a jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice?

Now, many recipes call for you to whisk together the spices, then pour them into a jar. But why bother dirtying a bowl and whisk? Here’s our method: Simply place all the spices into a jar, seal the jar, and shake! The spices distribute evenly in just a few seconds.

What is in pumpkin pie spice

Recipes that use pumpkin pie spice

Most of the recipes on A Couple Cooks, we call for actual spices (cinnamon, ginger, and so forth). Here are some ideas for how to use this pumpkin pie spice recipe: substitute the measurement listed below instead of the listed spices in the recipe.

Or, create pumpkin spice spins on these recipes:

This recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and sugar free.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup 1x

Description

Why buy another spice jar when you can make your own? This DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe is everything fall in a jar: and it makes great gifts!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a spice jar and shake! Keeps for up to 6 months.

  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Pumpkin spice, Pumpkin pie spice recipe, What is in pumpkin pie spice

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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