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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

To add delicious flavor to your pumpkin pie recipe, try this pumpkin spice. This pumpkin pie spice blend can also be used to make spiced nuts. —Mary Dixon, Catlin, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 tablespoons


  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
  • Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice may be used as a substitute for store-bought pumpkin pie spice or to prepare the following recipe: Spiced Nuts.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cinnamon comes in two basic types: Ceylon and cassia. Ceylon cinnamon’s delicate, complex flavor is ideal for ice creams and simple sauces. The spicy, bolder cassia cinnamon (often labeled simply as cinnamon) is preferred for baking.
  • Nutmeg is the secret spice in many savory dishes. It’s commonly used in white sauces, pastas and potato dishes. Be careful not to overdo it. A small amount of the spice goes a long way.
  • Don't be afraid to sprinkle this delicious spice into our top 10 pumpkin dessert recipes or our Thanksgiving pie recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 teaspoon: 1 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


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    • Angie
      Sep 12, 2020

      No comment left

    • Marc
      Sep 3, 2019

      Add 1Teaspoon of Allspice to perfect it

    • kredhead
      Mar 13, 2019

      Perfect! Keep this handy for anytime I need to mix some up, haven't bought a store blend in forever.

    • chalvorsen
      Dec 30, 2018

      I have used this recipe for years now instead of trying to buy expensive pumpkin pie spice! I can buy all of the ingredients at a reasonable price and use them as needed, along with being able to combine and make pumpkin pie spice!

    • JMartinelli13
      Oct 1, 2018

      Super quick and easy to make! Awesome added to coffee grounds before brewing!

    • angela32
      Oct 13, 2017

      Love this easy recipe. So easy to make with spices I already had on hand.

    • raggedyjanie
      Oct 26, 2015

      Easy with normal ingredients. Delicious!

    • mamaheel
      Jul 17, 2015

      This recipe is really good. I've used it in a few different recipes. I like it better than ones with allspice, because I prefer the bite of cloves to the sweetness of allspice. Also, I have the ingredients on hand in the pantry, so whipping up a fresh batch on short notice is never a problem.

    • jasminezulkarnain
      Nov 30, 2014

      We are short in many kind of spices in my country, so this recipe surely helps alot. Thanks !

    • browns19fan
      Nov 24, 2014

      Fabulous! Since I always have the ingredients on hand, I would much rather make this as needed using fresh spices.