Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice - make your own spice mix in minutes! A must-have for fall baking!
HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
I always make my own pumpkin pie spice mix. Not only I am all about DIY in my kitchen but also, I can't easily find this mix in my grocery store. And if it's there, it's an itsy bitsy tiny container that won't last past one baking session. So a homemade version is a logical solution. Besides, it's so easy to make and for just the amount you want.
WHAT SPICES ARE IN PUMPKIN SPICE?
One of my favorite spice blends and a must for all fall baking is definitely the Pumpkin Pie Spice. A mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves is what transforms regular muffins into rich flavored fall treat that goes so perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or latte. It takes a plain coffee cake and elevates the flavors to make it irresistible.
I make a new batch as soon as the first chilly days arrive and then few more batches through the fall baking season. It's perfect for baked goods but also in homemade coffee creamer, frostings, glazes as well as many savory dishes. It takes only few minutes to combine the spices in a jar and then store it in your pantry.
IS PUMPKIN SPICE AND ALLSPICE THE SAME?
In short, no. They are not the same. These two spice mixes are often mistaken for one another. In fact, they are two different spice combinations.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF ALLSPICE?
I've noticed that a lot of people think that allspice is a blend of spices so it's often replaced by more cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Allspice is, in fact, it's own spice. Its ground dried aromatic berries from an evergreen, also called Jamaican pepper. It's popular in Caribbean dishes. Its fragrance is similar to cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and often mistaken for a mix of these.
Just a glance at the gorgeous, rich color and a whiff of the fragrance of this blend and I want to bake all the things! It gets me in the mood every time.
PUMPKIN RECIPES THAT USE PUMPKIN SPICE:
- Pumpkin Mousse Pie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1.5 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1.5 teaspoon ground cloves
- Place all spices in a small canning jar or other container with lid and gently stir to mix.
- Keep in pantry with other spices.