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Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice!

The “pumpkin pie spice” blend is seen in hundreds of fall recipes from fall lattes to the titular pumpkin pie, but what is it exactly? It’s actually a combination of 5 fairly common spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg) that you may already own! Don’t spend another $5 bucks on pre-mixed spice blends at the store and make your own instead.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp ground cloves

All you need to do is combine all ingredients in an air tight container and mix well! Store it with your other spices.

Tips and Tricks

  • The bulk of the flavor comes from the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. In a pinch, you can leave out the allspice or cloves, but you may want to add a teaspoon or so more of ground cinnamon and nutmeg to make up for it.
  • Spices lose their potency over time. After 6 months, most spices will become stale and lose a good deal of their flavor. For maximum flavor, it’s a good idea to re-fresh your spices every now and again.

Photo Credits: Easy. Everyday. Eats.

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