Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pumpkin Pie spice is incredibly easy to make as it combines four spices together to create the pumpkin flavor we love all season long. This pumpkin pie spice recipe is so easy to make that you will never buy it again. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice

I am seriously obsessed with making things pumpkin. My latest obsession is to use it while making my Pumpkin Mug Cake

For so many years I found myself stocking up on this spice each fall at the store until I realized how easy it is to make your own for a fraction of the cost. 

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With a few basic spices that you probably have in your cupboard and with 5 minutes of your time you will have enough pumpkin pie spice to last all season long. 

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What does pumpkin pie spice contain?

Pumpkin pie spice is made up of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. 

What is the difference between pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice?

A common question is what is the difference between pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice. To be honest these spices are very similar. The main difference is that apple pie spice usually has more of a cinnamon flavor without the ginger. 

How to make pumpkin pie spice

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  
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  • Store in an airtight container.
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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Store in a sealed container in a cool dry place like the pantry. Keep for up to 2 months. 
  • If you like cinnamon to not be as bold in the mixture, simply reduce it until you find the right ratio to fit your preferences. 
  • Use quality spices for this recipe in order to get the best outcome. Cheaper spices tend to be lacking in flavor. This results in a weak spice mixture. 
  • You can easily double this recipe, or increase it as much as needed. 
  • If you would like, you can add cloves to the mixture. Not everyone likes them, so I suggest only adding cloves if you know for sure you already like them. ½ teaspoon should be plenty for this specific mixture. 
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How do I use Pumpkin Pie Spice?

There are so many different ways to use pumpkin spice, not just in pumpkin pie! 

Use it in:

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Spiced Bourbon

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate


You will want to store your pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in the cupboard or pantry. I love using a mason jar to store it in. This will easily store for 6 months if you don’t use it all before. 

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For more dishes to use pumpkin spice with, try these!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Pumpkin Zeppoles

pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Whether it’s fall, the holidays, or any time of the year you’re craving pumpkin desserts, this homemade pumpkin pie spice is handy! Spicy and aromatic, this is a classic mixture that often contains ingredients you already have on hand. 


  • 3 ½ Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Ginger
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Allspice


    1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  
    2. Store in an airtight container.


Yields: About 6 Tablespoons

  • *This recipe is easily doubled or halved. 
  • **If you find yourself without allspice you can make your own by combining ½ tsp of cinnamon, ¼ tsp of ground cloves, and ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg.

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