Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

You can buy pumpkin pie spice in the shops, but chances are you already have everything you need in your spice rack to make it.

5 Mins Easy 3 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely grated or ground nutmeg (optional)


Stir the spices together, and then store the mix in an air-tight spice jar or mason jar. The ground spice mix will typically last for 1 to 2 years. The above quantities will make about 3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice. Scale up the quantities proportionally for a larger batch.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Recipe notes

In spite of its name, pumpkin pie spice isn’t actually made with pumpkin. It’s a mix of spices meant to enhance pumpkin pie. And it’s only recently that it’s become popular beyond the pumpkin pie recipe.

Essentially, pumpkin pie spice is a blend of Cinnamon, Ginger and cloves. You can add nutmeg to make the spice blend a bit more interesting. I prefer freshly grated nutmeg, but ground nutmeg also works.

Use this blend whenever a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice, or use it as a substitute for cinnamon. Sprinkle over oatmeal or use it in a homemade pumpkin spice latte.

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