If you’ve been using the same old jar of pumpkin pie spice for years and years, it’s time to upgrade! Making your own is so easy, and I’m willing to bet you already have the ingredients in your cupboard.
Yep, another spice blend!
Have you ever made your own pumpkin pie spice?
Honestly, I think everyone should.
Because it’s fun to make your own blends. You’ll feel super cheffy. Or domestic. Or something like that.
Also, if you plan to make your own little jar every year during the holidays it guarantees that you have a fresh blend. I know I’m not the only one who has kept the same little jar of pumpkin pie spice and used a couple teaspoons every year for some pumpkin recipe.
Until, 5 years later, when it starts smelling like dirt. It’s true. If you have an old jar, take a whiff.
What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
There are a lot of versions, depending on your preference, but most pumpkin pie spice blends have these four spices as a base:
Some blends have allspice, mace, or a little cardamom. If you’re fancy, feel free to add those, too.
One thing I highly recommend: Buy WHOLE nutmeg pods. They keep for a really long time and freshly ground nutmeg is just…. *chef’s kiss*.
If you have a Microplane grater, it’s easy to grate some to use in a recipe.
If you’ve followed me online during the holidays, you know I make fun of this blend a little because I love Chai Spice so much. And say it’s like the cooler cousin to pumpkin pie spice. (It’s true.)
Pumpkin pie spice is still pretty fantastic. Especially if you have a freshly made blend. With fresh spices. It’ll make all the difference in your pumpkin pies and pumpkin (insert baked goods).
If you like this blend, try another one of my homemade spice blends!
More Homemade Spice Blends on Perry’s Plate
Again, make some Homemade Chai Spice and tell me it doesn’t change your life. Or at least your snickerdoodles.
Click over to the Homemade Spice Blends section of my site for more blends!
If you make one of my recipes, be sure to post it on social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!
- 3 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine all of the spices in a small lidded jar and shake well. Store at room temperature for about a year.
1. If you're feeling adventurous, try using freshly ground nutmeg! Nutmeg pods are easy to find and if you've got a microplane grater it's easy to grate some when you need it.
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