How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Staff Reviewed Pass by those jars of pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store. You can easily make this mix of spices using seasonings that you likely have in your pantry. By making your own blend, you can adjust the quantities according to your own personal taste and also save some money. Store the mix for up to 1 year and use it in pumpkin pie, baked goods, coffee, and roasted vegetables.

Mixing and Storing the Spice

  1. Measure all of the spices into a bowl. Put 1 tablespoon (8 g) of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons (2 g) of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of allspice, 1/2 teaspoon(1 g) of ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of ground mace or cardamom, and 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of ground nutmeg into a bowl or dish.
    • It's fine to use purchased, ground spices although freshly ground spices will have a more pungent flavor.
    • You can easily scale the recipe up. Just double or triple the ingredients and put them in a larger bowl.
  2. Whisk the spices until they're combined. Break up any lumps and keep whisking until the spices are a uniform brown color.
    • If you don't have a whisk, use a spoon or fork instead.
  3. Store the pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container at room temperature. Use a small jar or old spice container with a sturdy lid. Keep the pumpkin pie spice out of direct sunlight so the spices stay flavorful for longer.
    • Consider using a funnel to transfer the spice into the storage container or jar.
    • Try to use the pumpkin pie spice within 1 year.

Using Pumpkin Pie Spice

  1. Use 1 3/4 teaspoons (8.5 g) of spice in pumpkin pie. Instead of measuring cinnamon, ginger, and cloves as called for in a recipe for pumpkin pie, use the spice mix. Stir the spice into the filling mixture until it's incorporated and then bake the pie according to your recipe instructions.
  2. Beat 1 teaspoon (1.8 g) of spice into whipped cream or frosting. Make your favorite buttercream or whipped cream even more flavorful. Add the spice to heavy cream or your buttercream ingredients and then beat the mixture until the cream is whipped or the frosting is fluffy.
    • To make pumpkin pie spice cream cheese, soften a package of cream cheese until it's at room temperature. Then beat in pumpkin pie spice and sugar according to your taste. Spread the cream cheese on bagels.
  3. Brew pumpkin pie spice coffee or stir it into hot cocoa. Prepare your coffee as you normally do, but add 1 tablespoon (6 g) of pumpkin pie spice in with the coffee grounds. The spice will flavor the coffee as it brews. If you prefer, stir 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 g) of spice into your favorite hot cocoa.
    • You can also stir pumpkin pie spice into white hot chocolate.
  4. Blend 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 g) of spice into batter for baked goods. For every 1 cup of batter, add 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 g) of spice when you mix in the dry ingredients. Pumpkin pie spice is great in pancakes, waffles, muffins, and quick breads.
    • Try adding pumpkin pie spice to granola. Drizzle the oats with a little maple syrup to add sweetness.
  5. Mix 2 teaspoons (4 g) of spice into roasted vegetables. Cut your choice of vegetables into 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5 cm) pieces and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the vegetables with oil and toss them with the pumpkin pie spice. Roast the vegetables at 350 °F (177 °C) for 20 to 40 minutes.
    • Consider using a mix of carrots, sweet potatoes, and onions.
    • You can also blend pumpkin pie spice into blended vegetable soups such as sweet potato, potato, or cauliflower.
  6. Toss 1 1/2 tablespoons (8 g) of spice into 8 cups (64 g) of popcorn. Make or buy 8 cups (64 g) of popcorn and place it in a large bowl. Drizzle a little butter over the popcorn and sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice over it. Use your hands or a spoon to toss the seasoning into the popcorn.
    • For a sweet popcorn, make a quick caramel sauce and pour it over the popcorn. Then toss in the pumpkin pie spice and white chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons (2 g) ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(1 g) ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground mace or cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground nutmeg
Makes 2 1/3 tablespoons (13.5 g) of spice

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowl
  • Whisk or spoon
  • Storage container or spice jar
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