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Pumpkin Pie Spice

by Jamie on September 22, 2011

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I have an addiction to spices. No matter how many times I obsessively organize and consolidate my stash, it turns into a ridiculous mess within days. Sometimes it gets to the point where I can barely close the cupboard door. Which means that we must exercise caution when opening the door because it’s quite possible that 5 spice jars will leap from the cupboard in full on attack mode.

Come on, you know you’ve been there. Buying particular spices for one dish and never opening the container again – let alone remembering that you actually have it buried somewhere on you pantry shelves. Yep, that’s me – I’m the girl with the 3 containers of Garam Masala, but will totally run out of something common like chili powder.

I’m also a little lazy, so if there’s a way to cut a couple of corners without sacrificing the end result, I’m all about it! Last year, I found myself in the middle of a fall baking marathon and realized I was out of Pumpkin Pie Spice. My first instinct was to head to the store – but then that aforementioned laziness kicked in and I figured – wait a sec, I bet I can make this myself. And I did and it was splendid. I also make my own chili/taco seasoning that is pretty darn rocking and this is equally as fantastic!

Now whenever a recipe calls for the typical blend of fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. I toss in a couple of teaspoons of this homemade pumpkin pie spice. It’s better than any premade version that I have found and since you probably have all the spices on hand, it’s a little thrifty. And we all like thrifty, right?

I measure all of the ingredients into a small Weck jar, seal it up and give it a good shake to ensure it’s well incorporated. Then you can smack a label on it and you’re good to go. Or if you’re momentarily obsessed with adhesive vinyl (that’d be me), you can go that route and cut out a nice font for your homemade pumpkin pie spice. Just store it in your pantry as you would any other spice and you’ll have all the flavors of fall at your fingertips.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

September 22nd, 2011

Yield: about 5 tablespoons

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice

1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

Directions:

1. Combine spices in a small bow, mix well to combine. Store in a small jar or spice container.

Copyright © My Baking Addiction


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Valda September 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thank you! I love to put a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice in my coffee in the winter. Or actually, in my hot tea. It just is so delicious in hot tea. I’m doing this, and pinning on my pinterest wall.

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Jamie September 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Valda-
So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe and thanks so much for Pinning the photo. Have a great day.
-Jamie

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Girlnapurpledres September 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Sounds gorgeous! Exactly what I’ve been looking for….will give this a whirl.

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Kristina September 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

Perfect! Just made mine, perfect for all my fall winter recipes. I just made my Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies with some of this spice concoction. Thanks for sharing! I live in Norway and it is pretty hard to find Pumpkin Pie Spice, actually I think I would have some shipped from the USA but now resolved…Tusen Takk-Thank You

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Jamie September 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Kristina-
I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for coming back and telling us your thoughts! Have a great day.
-Jamie

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Traci October 3, 2014 at 1:24 am

Hi Kristina, Would love to have your Pumpkin Cranberry cookie Recipe. Will you share it with me please?

Thank You
you can email it to me if you’d like at thepribyl3@yahoo.com

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Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) September 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

I’m starting up my pumpkin-inspired baking this weekend and cannot wait to use this recipe!

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Jenny September 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

What does “allspice” consist of? I live in Norway and love pumpkin pie, but pumpkin spice does not exist here. So I would love to try this recipe.

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Jamie September 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Jenny-
Here is a link to Wikipedia that will explain exactly what allspice is. I hope this helps!
-Jamie

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Betty Izquierdo October 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Ever since mom passed, we have sisters’ day once a month and this would make a great homemade gift, cause they all love to bake and they would save $$$$$ in the long run. Thanks for sharing…..

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Betty Izquierdo October 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Since our mom passed, we have sisters’ day once a month and this would make a great, gift, knowing that the holidays are right around the corner. We all share recipes and fix fantastic meals to share with each other on those days. (Memories of mom’s fantastic recipes.) Thanks for sharing….

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Mary @ Fit and Fed October 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yup, we have a drawer for the spices, and cupboard space for all the OTHER spices, the ones we only use once in a while. Never have bought pumpkin pie spice, though. I don’t like dried ginger– it’s fresh or nothing. And cloves don’t seem to agree with me. So I just mix up cinnamon and allspice half and half and I’m good to go!

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Danielle October 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I am really curious about this chili/taco seasoning. I didn’t see if anybody else asked. So how do you make it?

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Jamie October 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Danielle-
Here is the link to the spice mix recipe. I hop you enjoy it! http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/homemade-chili-and-taco-seasoning/
-Jamie

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Peggy November 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Yup you’re right….I have all the ingredients in my “spice” cabinet lol! I love using the tiny 4 oz Ball canning jars for spices. They’re the perfect size and the lids are easy on/easy off. Thanks for a great blend. I’m off to make some right now!

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Nyteflame September 8, 2013 at 3:30 am

Oh, and the little jars would be a lot easier to get a measuring spoon in and out of than the bottles the spices usually come in. I might have to buy a case of them next time I’m in the home goods section. What a great idea.

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Linda November 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

On the pumpkin spice jars, is that a cricut machine that’s used for the tidy, clean letters on the jar? I sure like that look. I guess the individual letters could be purchased from Michael’s, but I like yours better.

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Jamie November 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Linda-
I actually used my Silhouette to create the letters. They were cut using a Felt Marker font. I hope this helps!
-Jamie

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EllenJemiina November 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

Hey.
I’m keeping a muffin/cupcake blog and needed a spice mix like this… You really don’t find ready make mix like this in Finland so I used your recipe. Thank you for sharing. I did share a link to your blog in mine so that origin from where I got it will be available for all my readers…
Thanks

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MBA November 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

Ellen-
I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback – Have a great day!
-Jamie

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Bas October 3, 2014 at 7:09 am

actually Kmarket has been selling pumpkin spice, spiced pumpkin purée and Plain pumpkin purée cans in the American product shelf for years now. Silly to pay 10€ for 40grams of spice mix though!

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Jeanette December 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I am addicted to this Pumpkin Pie Spice and your Apple Pie Spice!

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Michelle January 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

I made this a few days ago when I realized I was out in the middle of making pumpkin bread. I left out the cloves because I just can’t stand them, and it still turned out wonderful. Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

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MBA January 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

Michelle-
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
-Jamie

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Jennie @themessybakerblog September 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I made this today, and I love it! Thanks for the recipe.

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Jamie September 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Jennie-
Thanks so much for letting us know how the recipe worked out! Happy Fall!
-Jamie

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Todd September 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I stumbled on your site about a month ago looking for a good pumpkin pie spice for a batch of Pumpkin Ale I was brewing. When I mixed everything together I was a little worried because it seemed a slightly heavy on the cloves so I used it in some pumpkin ice cream as a test. Incredible!! Everything was perfectly balanced. After getting the beer wrapped up I went on and used this in pumpkin bread and a pumpkin rice-pudding recipe I found at the same time I found your site (I have a slight pumpkin dessert problem, eek!). Just tried the beer last night and I’m very happy with how it’s shaping up. I saw your Apple Pie and Chili/Taco blends and they are next on my radar. Thanks so much!

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Jamie September 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

Todd-

That’s wonderful to hear! I’m so happy you are getting so much use out the recipe. I bet your beer turns out amazing! Have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

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Jessica September 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

Thanks for the recipe! I had the opposite problem. I didn’t think I had pumpkin pie spice so I made some. as I was going through my cupboards what do you know I found a container of pumpkin pie spice.

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Jamie September 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

Jessica-

You can never have too much this time of year! You’re very welcome and have a wonderful day.

-Jamie

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Sheree October 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

This is a great recipe to have for many reasons. I recently read the ingredients on a well known brand of pumpkin pie spice and found it contained sulfites! Sulfites are dangerous to many people and can kill.

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Jamie October 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Sheree-
I am so happy to hear you enjoy the recipe – gross on the sulfites! Have a great day!
-Jamie

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Caroline October 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I used this last year to make a batch and I have finally used it up. I had to find the recipe again. So good!

Caroline

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Jamie October 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Caroline-

That’s wonderful! I’m so happy that you returned to the recipe to make another batch! Happy holidays and happy baking!

-Jamie

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Cathy October 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I use this mix in my pumpkin butter recipe, PERFECT!

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keith larman October 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I personally like a “zingier” version with about twice as much ginger as your recipe. So, yeah, I am addicted to ginger. :) It is a great idea and I do the same thing every year prior to Thanksgiving. It’s just handy to have a batch sitting around for pumpkin pies, cookies, cakes, whatever.

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Diane November 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

just ran across your recipe for pumpkin spice. It sounds so good to have it all mixed ahead of time. I kind of got out of cooking an took easy rout —buying. Now yesterday I spent the day with my 94 year old mother at my house an we baked cookies. LOTS of them. I forgot how much fun it can be. So I’m stocking up to have things handy around . thank you for your recipe. Sounds good. Spices for tea coffee etc. Looking forward to a wonderful smell in my kitchen again.

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Toni November 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thank you so much! you saved me a trip to the store, and this turned out devine!

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Jamie December 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Toni-

That’s terrific! I’m happy that I could save a trip! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!

-Jamie

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Vickie November 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

Thanks so much for this recipe! I am going to mix this up and give as gifts,

Love it!!!

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Sally November 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Thanks for the recipe! We love to sprinkle it on apple & pear slices before we put them in the dehydrator! The kids love them this way!

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Jamie November 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

Sally-

That sounds delicious! You’re very welcome. Have a great day and happy holidays!

-Jamie

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Kathie November 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

I love this mix! Any pumpkin recipe that calls for spices, I just use this mix as the quantity of spices they want added! Ex. recipe calls for 1 1/2 t cinnamon and 1 t ginger, I add 2 1/2 t of this mix! Make baking less fussy as I don’t have to pull out all the Penzey’s bottles!

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Jamie December 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Kathie-

Thanks so much! Happy holidays and thank you for following MBA!

-Jamie

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Laura N December 16, 2013 at 5:24 am

I really like this mix in hot chocolate :) Sometimes I put just cinnamon but I find the mix is really warm and fragrant and good for Fall and Winter. I also make “chai” with milk or soy milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, this mix and one or two turns of fresh cracked pepper for heat. Tastes just like what you get from a coffee shop.

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Laura October 3, 2014 at 5:58 am

can I make this without the allspice?

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Jamie October 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

Laura-
Sure you can omit it. Thanks for visiting.
-Jamie

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Becky Barham October 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Thank you very, very much for the recipe for the spice, Pumpkin Pie Spice, I didn’t realize how much a small container was!! Wow! Over $5. I said no way. I had all the ingredients, thanks again. Hugs

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Jamie October 10, 2014 at 6:10 pm

So glad you found the recipe, Becky! Have a great weekend and happy baking!
-Jamie

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James Gilman October 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

I can’t wait till I try it thank you very much

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Jamie October 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

James-
I hope you have the chance to try it. Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Ginger October 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

If a recipe calls for 2 teaspoons each of baking powder and baking soda, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of cloves. Can I use pumpkin spice instead? If so how much should use of the pumpkin spice? I am making PUMPKIM DROP COOKIES! Please let me . Thank you, Ginger

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Jamie October 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Ginger-
You will still have to use the baking powder and baking soda, but you should be able to use 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. I hope this is helpful.

-Jamie

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Angela Vincent November 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

Thank you for this great recipe! Here in England you hardly ever find recipes that include “pumpkin spice” but I’m just making an American peanut butter/pumpkin granola recipe, so needed a spice mix. A hint: after I mixed up my spice batch, I labelled the jar with the ingredients so I can just fill it up easily, anytime.

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Jamie November 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Angela-
I am so happy to hear you find the recipe helpful! Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jamie

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