Friends, it’s time.
Are you ready?
I am now! ‘Tis the season and I’m getting myself prepared for a whack of pumpkin recipes. That’s the plan anyways. Instead of buying pumpkin pie spice, I made my own. I bet you have all the ingredients in your spice rack right now. Go take a look – I’ll wait!
You’ll notice that Pumpkin Pie Spice or Pumpkin Spice (whatever you prefer) has no pumpkin in it. It’s not supposed to. It’s simply the flavouring for your pumpkin desserts.
The star of the show is cinnamon, but the supporting cast of ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice brings it all together into one fragrant package. I put mine in a mason jar in my pantry. I’ll be adding a label to it because I plan to do some more DIY fall spices soon! I don’t want to mix up my Pumpkin Pie Spice and my Apple Pie Spice.
Talk about an easy recipe! Just dump all your spices into your jar and give it a good shake.
A jar of this spice mix would make a nice gift. Dress it up with a pretty label and raffia and give to a friend or loved one.
I’ve started my pumpkin-y recipes. I made these Pumpkin Spice Cake Cups (recipe is coming soon!). I’ve also got a slow cooker pumpkin dessert recipe coming. I’m making it this week.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Why buy when you can make your own? This homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe is frugal, easy and perfect to flavour your favourite pumpkin desserts!
- 1/3 cup cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp allspice
- Mix the spices in a jar with a tight seal. Use whenever pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice is called for in a recipe.