Learn how to make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice with this easy recipe! This iconic fall favorite spice mix comes together in 5 minutes with warm, cozy spices. Perfect for baking pies, cookies, coffee drinks, and more.
Love the warm, spicy flavor and aroma of fall baking? From pumpkin pie to apple crisp, pumpkin spice lattes to hot cocoa, it’s such a favorite food season! Pumpkin pie spice has become such a recognized part of fall and is scrumptious in so many more recipes than just pumpkin pie! I love to keep it ready for making pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies, as well as for sprinkling in my oatmeal or my coffee!
There’s just something about the scent of pumpkin pie spice that immediately makes me feel warm and cozy! And it seems the world becomes obsessed with all things Pumpkin Spice right before the first cool days of fall. The aroma, the flavor…it’s just so intoxicating and delicious!
My recipe for this famous spice blend is super simple to make at home, so you can indulge whenever that desire hits you! Along with making fresh pumpkin puree to freeze for recipes, I mix up a big batch of this spice, along with my homemade apple pie spice recipe to use all throughout autumn and Thanksgiving. And oh my goodness, the delicious recipes I make with apples and pumpkins and these spices gets me so excited!
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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
You can easily whip up this spice blend in five minutes with just five spices! To make it, you’ll need the following ground spices.
Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.
I’ve tested and developed this recipe to be what I find to be the perfect combination of flavors.
While we love cinnamon, we like nutmeg, so I toned down the nutmeg flavor in my recipe. If you absolutely love the flavor of nutmeg, feel free to increase the ratio in this recipe. If you decide to increase the nutmeg to meet your taste, I recommend increasing it up to 1/2 tablespoon for the amount of cinnamon given in the recipe.
Make sure you start with fresh spices. Check the expiration dates of each individual spice and smell them all well to be sure they still smell strong and like they should. If any of the spices that make up the recipe have lost their potent aroma, then it will impact the aroma and flavor of your final pumpkin pie spice recipe.
Measure each of the five ground spices. Then, combine them all in a large mixing bowl.
With a whisk or fork, mix all of the ground spices together until well blended.
Once blended, decant the pumpkin pie spice into an airtight container.
I generally make a large batch, but you can easily scale the recipe based on how much pumpkin pie spice you plan to use during the season.
To store: Place your spice blend in an airtight spice container with a lid that seals well. Store away from light and moisture for best results. This pumpkin pie spice blend is usually best and the most fresh when used within 1-2 years.
Makes a Great Gift!
Make a few fresh batches of pumpkin pie spice and put the spice blend in nice glass spice jars with sturdy, airtight lids. Tie ribbons around the top, make pretty labels for them, and give them as thoughtful gifts to neighbors and friends!
Frequently Asked Questions
The spice should have good color, smell strong, and taste as strong as is normal for this spice. Once any of these are “off”, mix up a fresh batch of the spice blend and discard the old one.
Yes! One of the great things about making your own spice blend such as this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe – you can use less or use more of a spice to suit your individual tastes.
More Favorite Pumpkin Recipes
Here’s my Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do!
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Stir together all ingredients until well-combined. Store in an airtight container.
Storage TipTo store: Place your spice blend in an airtight spice container with a lid that seals well. Store away from light and moisture for best results. This pumpkin pie spice blend is usually best and the most fresh when used within 1-2 years.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.