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.