Make Pumpkin Pie Spice and My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice from Spinach TIger

I made pumpkin pie spice out of necessity first (I needed it) and then with strong intention. Just browsing two grocery stores I noticed big price differences, but not what you think. The discount super store was charging almost twice as much for the lesser quality spice blend and didn’t include all the ingredients the higher quality (lower priced) blend did. If you taste the lower-priced pumpkin pie spice blend, it tastes like wood (because that’s pretty much what it is).

Pre-packaged spice blends aren’t always what you think they are. This made me more determined to just whip up my own.

Make Pumpkin Pie Spice and Never Look Back

In a good quality pumpkin pie spice you will find cinnamon, ginger, cloves, all spice, nutmeg and mace, all ground and balanced accordingly. I played around a little and you can too if you want to adjust to your own taste buds.

Cinnamon is predominant spice, so be sure to use a high quality cinnamon that has an intense aroma. The next biggest ingredient is ginger which gives a fragrant bite to the blend.

Mace is one of the more pricier ingredients and not one I had on hand. Mace and nutmeg are from the same tree, and I used freshly ground nutmeg and skipped the mace.

Fresh nutmeg is a staple in my kitchen, and I want to encourage you to use this kind of nutmeg grinder and fresh nutmeg. This is one of the spices I’m never out of.

Ground cloves have high health benefits, but a little goes a long way, so use sparingly.

Allspice is a spice, not a blend, and looks like a peppercorn. It’s used in Carribbean cooking, grown primarily in Jamaica, but is indispensable in middle eastern cooking.

Just for fun, I added tumeric (which I will list as an option, but it does add another layer). Tumeric has a bitter taste with hints of orange and ginger, and a powerful antioxidant that adds a yellow color to many foods (including some jarred mustards).

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What is YOUR favorite pumpkin recipe?

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5 from 6 votes

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend with a surprise ingredient
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: spice blend
Cuisine: American
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Mix together. Adjust seasoning for your taste. You may enjoy more or less clove, etc.

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19 Comments

  1. I have prepared pumpkin many times but just simple and after see your blog increase my knowledge. Now i decide i will make pumpkin your method and united roofing. ME and my husband Robert really like the pumpkin. Thanks for the new recipe cape verde holiday

  2. 5 stars
    I have prepared pumpkin many times but just simple and after see your blog increase my knowledge. Now i decide i will make pumpkin your method and united roofing. ME and my husband Robert really like the pumpkin. Thanks for the new recipe

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t own a slow cooker, though I do own a thermal cooker which does a similar job ? A slow cooked sounds like heaps of fun though! Your rice pudding looks so good!

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  5. 5 stars
    I had the huge can of pumpkin on the counter last night as I was making muffins and I debated opening it for a good ten minutes to add to the muffins. In the end, I refrained. I’m really trying to hold out until October. haha. Love this round up! Thanks for including me 🙂
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  6. Thanks for including my Pumpkin Butter in your list of favorite pumpkin recipes! I’ll have to save this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe because I go through it so fast. And you’re right – it’s expensive! Thanks for this! 🙂

  7. I love making my own spice blends. Like you mentioned, a lot of times they’re more economical, they don’t have a ton of additives and preservatives, and you can customize them to your own taste. Your pumpkin pie spice sounds wonderful, and this roundup of pumpkin recipes sounds fab. I would LOVE a slice of that pumpkin spice cake right now!

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