Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

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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