Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade pumpkin pie spice is simple to make at home is great to use for many different recipes. This blend of warm spices really brings out all the wonderful fall flavors. 

No need to buy expensive spice mixes when you can easily make them at home. A few of our other favorites are apple pie spice, Jamaican jerk spice, chicken seasoning and french fry seasoning.

pumpkin pie spices in a bowl


Fall and winter are my favorite times or year to be in the kitchen baking. The house just fills with so many amazing smells. 

I tend to use a hefty quantity of pumpkin pie spice during this time of year so instead of paying for a small little bottle I like to make my own. It’s so inexpensive and usually the spices needed are already in the cabinet. 

What is pumpkin spice made of?

Ground cinnamon

Ground ginger


Ground allspice

Ground cloves

*** Some recipes also use ground cardamom. I don’t feel it’s necessary but if you like extra spice, add about 1/2 teaspoon to the mix. 

How to make homemade pumpkin pie spice

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  1. Stir: Place all of the spices in a bowl and stir them together to combine. 
  2. Store: Store the spices in an airtight container.
spices in bowls with cinnamon sticks

How to store

Store: Keep the homemade spice mix in an airtight container or jar with lid. Store in a cool, dark place to keep the spices fresh. This mix should last about one year if you started with fresh spices. 

Recipe tips 

  • When making homemade seasoning mixes, try to fresh spices. You can check out the date on the container before mixing.
  • This pumpkin pie spice recipe makes a great gift. I love giving a jar to my friends and neighbors for the fall.
  • The wonderful thing about making your own blends is that you control the ingredients. You can adjust the amount of each ingredient to your taste.
  • This recipe makes 5 tablespoons. Feel free to cut the recipe in half or double depending on how much you need. 
Spices in a bowl with a spoon

What is similar to pumpkin pie spice?

Apple pie spice mix can be used as a substitute for pumpkin pie spice if needed. It’s ingredients are very similar except it doesn’t have ginger. 

What can I make with pumpkin pie spice?

This flavorful blend can be used in so many different recipes. I even like adding some to my pancakes and waffles in the morning or a little sprinkle in my coffee or frappuccino

Here are a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes: 

*** If you made this recipe, please feel free to leave a comment and star rating below. 

Spices in a bowl
5 from 5 votes

Pumpkin Pie Spice

By Heather
Easy homemade pumpkin pie spice.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 tablespoons


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground clove


  • Place all of the spices in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container when not using.


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Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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