With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you're probably beginning to consider your upcoming menu. It's likely you'll serve some holiday dishes seasoned with a mixture of autumn spices. One popular fall spice blend is pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin pie spice is sweet and has something of a spicy kick. It's a familiar flavor in many beloved fall treats. Pumpkin pie spice is regularly used in a variety of squash pies, including pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut, and acorn. However, pumpkin pie spice is not limited to just pies; it can be used as a seasoning to roast vegetables or be added to pasta fillings, cakes, cookies, or muffins. It also makes a terrific addition to a pumpkin spice latte!

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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A lot of folks think you need to go to the store and purchase pre-made pumpkin pie spice. You certainly could for the convenience of having it on hand. However, it's likely that you already have all of the spices you need to make this deliciously fragrant fall blend. When a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice, and you don't have it in your kitchen cabinet, you can quickly mix some up, save some money, and have plenty left over for later use.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

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Pumpkin pie spice consists of five spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. When these five spices are combined, they work harmoniously to create a warm, spicy, sweet blend traditionally used in the fall.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

What To Do

To make pumpkin pie spice, simply mix the spices together in a bowl. Once the spices are combined, empty them into an airtight container. This will ensure optimal freshness. The spice blend should last a couple of years before needing to be discarded.

3 Recipes Incorporating Your Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

1. Easy Pumpkin Pie

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There's no better way to try your homemade pumpkin pie spice than in a homemade pumpkin pie. This stress-free recipe including pre-made crusts and canned pumpkin will make your Thanksgiving holiday a breeze. This recipe makes two pies, so there will definitely be enough for all of your guests, plus some leftovers!

2. Pumpkin Roll

pumpkin roll

If you haven't enjoyed a delightful slice of a pumpkin roll filled with sweet, luscious cream cheese on a chilly autumn night with a cup of tea, you're missing out! The pumpkin roll is a classic fall treat that should be on everyone's holiday baking list. Find the recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte

Everybody loves pumpkin spice lattes. Start making them at home with your homemade pumpkin pie spice! Your wallet will thank you, and you won't be sad when pumpkin spice lattes start disappearing from menus. Find the recipe here.

Pumpkin pie spice offers a remarkably delightful fragrance and taste in your fall fare. Making this spice blend is quick, easy, and inexpensive.

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