Pumpkin Pie Spice

Why buy Pumpkin Pie Spice when you can make it at home in just seconds.  More cost effective than buying it in that teeny, tiny jar at the store and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry.  

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I have big plans this year….BIG plans.  I’m going to make my first pumpkin pie.  Yep, that’s right…my first.  And I’m going to share all the gritty details with all of you here.  If you remember….I’m not a big pie maker….I, actually, am really bad at making pies.  Now, they turn out for the most part and they look really pretty but the perfectionist in me always gets in the way of a happy pie baking experience.  I get really frustrated with the dough, I always end up using about three batches before it’s even a little close to what I would want my perfect pie to look like.  The people I live with…they clear out of the house when they hear a pie will be created in the kitchen that day.

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But pumpkin pie is my favorite of all the pies in the world and I, still, can’t believe I’ve never made one from scratch.  They’re pretty simple but you need to make sure you have the highest quality ingredients for the best possible outcome.  I started my pie making journey by whipping up a homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice since that’s what gives your pie their signature warm, fall flavor.  Plus, if you make enough spice (which this recipe certainly does) you can use it in everything like you’re own Pumpkin Spice Latte….and save $5 in the process.  See, I’m all about making the world a better place one spice at a time.

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So, when I started researching what actually goes into Pumpkin Pie Spice I saw that everyone had their own opinion. Some used four ingredients…some used many more.  A few used mace….several did not.  I tested this one out in a few recipes I’ll be sharing next week and I found that mace added a bit of a warm taste…which is perfect for fall.  And since it’s originally part of nutmeg…it made sense to add it.  You can whip this up in a matter of seconds and add a bit to your morning coffee.  Whip it into a smoothie or bake it into some muffins.  I used it in this Pumpkin Bread Pudding and this Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with fabulous results! The possibilities are absolutely endless.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pie spice
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 5 tablespoons
Calories: 24 kcal
Author: Kellie

The only spice you'll need all fall, Pumpkin Pie Spice is incredibly easy to make!



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


  1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

17 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Spice”

  1. Love this! I usually just buy the pumpkin pie spice but this is great for when I run out!

  2. Oh this is awesome!! I’m hitting the print button in 3….2…. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. This is such a great idea. I just measure my pumpkin spices individually each time, but this will be so much handier to have around!

  4. Haha, that’s why I use refrigerated pie crusts – it KILLS my mom that I do that, though LOL! We eat a lot of pie around here, and this recipe will come in handy, thanks!

  5. I tend to make my own pumpkin spice all the time too. So easy!!

  6. I love that you added mace! This looks like a great recipe.

  7. This will totally come in handy since I never seem to have pumpkin pie spice when I need it! Thanks!

  8. How much do you use for 1 pie?

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