DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

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    Happy Fall! It officially became Fall this past Saturday, although didn’t really feel too much like it, but the mornings and evenings do! However, don’t get too excited – today is not what you think it is. My pumpkin recipes are coming in October. This is just a prep to get you READY for my pumpkin recipes :)

    Isn’t my thought process just brilliant and so perfectly thought out?

    Okay, so I don’t give into the whole pumpkin everything after Labor Day. I still believe that pumpkin recipes should happen in October. Yes, I’ve made pumpkin goodies already but no, I have not posted any. I’m sticking to that rule! Just like I won’t be posting any Thanksgiving goodies until November and Christmas goodies til December! I don’t like rushing holidays or seasons because life already goes too fast so why rush it all away?

    Anyway, so to help prep you for some amazing pumpkin recipes I have lined up for you in October, with the first one exactly a week from today (which is October 1st!), I’m showing you how to make your own pumpkin spice!

    Pretty much every pumpkin recipe I have in October uses this and it’s SO much cheaper making this yourself than buying a tiny little jar of it. It’s so easy and lasts for many many recipes!

    Happy pumpkin spicing!

    DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

    This DIY pumpkin spice is the perfect addition to all your sweet pumpkin recipes!
    Prep Time: 2 mins
    Total Time: 2 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1
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    • 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 tbsp ground ginger
    • 3 tsp ground allspice
    • 3 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


    • In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together then pour into an airtight container to store.


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  • Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy says:

    I just love the smell of pumpkin spice, it makes me fall in love with this time of year all over again! :-)

  • Rachel Cooks says:

    So funny! I just posted a link to my homemade pumpkin pie spice on my FB. Great minds think alike!

    And we have the same measuring spoons!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    Oh, I love this idea! I use pumpkin pie spice in so many things!!

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven says:

    Yum!!! I’ve already been using this the past few weeks. Love pumpkin pie season!!!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Julie – sometimes I wonder if the standard pumpkin pie spice jar could actually get ANY smaller?!?! It’s frustrating and I use it in everythign this time of year – from sprinkling on top of peanut butter sandwiches to pumpkin muffins and cookies. GREAT way to save money here. Love it Julie!

  • Stephanie says:

    What a great idea! And I agree with your logic on no Thanksgiving before November, Christmas before December, etc.

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Love this! what a great idea! have you ever thought of including Chinese Five Spice?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t use Chinese Five Spice a ton to make a huge batch of it. I find that the size I buy at the Asian marts last me forever!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Truthfully I’ve never made or bought pumpkin or apple pie spice since. I didn’t realize there was a thing until this year when I keep seeing recipes calling for it. Fun quick recipe and I’m with you… hold off on pumpkin till October pretty please or it gets seriously old in a hurry.

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    This is EXACTLY what my life needed: more pumpkin pie spice! :)

  • Tracey says:

    I held off on pumpkin until the start of fall, but I’m not sure I’ll make it until October :) I’ve been wanting to make my own pumpkin pie spice forever, but I need to finish the little jars in my cabinet first, and it takes so long to get through them!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Woohoo! Bring on the pumpkin party! :)

  • Lisa says:

    YES! So glad you posted this. I went to Harris Teeter yesterday in search of Pumpkin Pie spice and they were all gone! Now I don’t have to wait for them to restock!

  • amy @ fearless homemakery says:

    i make my own pumpkin pie spice, too – yum!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Being as i practically DRINK THIS STUFF. i should make it at home :)

  • Carlas Confections says:

    There was no such thing as canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice in New Zealand, so I had to make this when I started making pumpkin recipes there (and making my own puree too) and I just love the homemade-ness to it. It really adds something great. And it is definitely cheaper like you said. Love it! Hope you feel better my friend and I cant wait to see you this weekend! XOXO

  • Leigh Anne says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I resisted buying pumpkin pie spice this weekend because it was so pricey for a tiny bottle! I knew I could make some up myself, and wala, here it is!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    I had a no-opening-the-pumpkin-rule until I realized that I actually had to if I wanted to post something pumpkiny on October 1. So I’ve opened a can but I refuse to post pumpkin until October! It’s still apple time. Being as canned pumpkin and pie don’t exist in Germany, neither does the spice. I’ve had to make my own too but wow, you have enough there for the next few years. :)

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    I totally agree on not rushing the seasons.. It’s supposed to be 90 degrees or higher for the next week here! So it’s still all about tomatoes and zucchini at our farmers markets these days!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    I have been making my own forever – so much better than buying it. We all pretty much have these spices in our cabinets already, why add another!

  • Cassie says:

    I posted some DIY spices last year and don’t think I have purchased the store variety since. I love being able to play with the amounts of each spice. Love it!

  • Jennifer says:

    Looks delicious!

  • Angela @AnotherBiteaPlease says:

    I love mixing up my own spices….thanks for sharing!

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    I totally need to do this. Brilliant.

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    I wish I had your patience to hold out on pumpkin! I’m such a sucker for it! I’ll definitely be making homemade pumpkin pie spice for all my future pumpkin endeavors!!!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    DIY pumpkin pie spice is a total cinch and so much better if you make it yourself! :)

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    I don’t know why I bother buying pumpkin pie spice separately, it’s so easy and you can make tons of it!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    I’m with Stephanie on this – I can actually make this right now with all the ingredients that I have! And I’m so excited for your pumpkin recipes, Julie!

  • Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie says:

    Girrrl we think alike :) This same pumpkin pie spice it coming to my blog in October! Don’t you just LOVE it?!? It’s the best thing ever! Yum!

  • Kathryn says:

    I saw a tiny little pot of pumpkin pie spice in the shops here and it was about $20, I couldn’t believe it! Excited to try making my own though :)

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says:

    Oh thats so simple. I also couldnt find any pumpkin spice on Bali. So I created fall flavors with what I could get my hands on. Like dark brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean powder. Not the real deal but it made do.

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    Thank you!

  • Catherine says:

    For all us Canadians who follow and have Thanksgiving in the begining of October… about how much of this spice would you put in 1 pie???

    Please and Thanks from the North!

    • Julie says:

      How big is your pie? I typically would put in 1 tbsp in most my recipes.

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    I love making this homemade! And cannot wait for all those pumpkin recipes you have lined up!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These photos are stunning Julie! This pumpkin spice is just perfect considering almost every recipe I am making currently uses it! :) Love it! :)

  • Lynna says:

    I think it`s so cool to make your own pumpkin spice! I like seeing how different bloggers adjust each ingredient!

  • Jessie {life as a strawberry} says:

    Aaah this is KILLING me! I had the most beautiful pumpkin patch growing all summer, and just as they were turning all cute and pumpkin-y a neighbor ran over them all with a runaway lawnmower :( heart=BROKEN. I haven’t been able to find roasting pumpkins at the store by us yet, either – all I want in my life is pumpkin things but alas, I have to wait a bit longer. I DID get some pumpkin beer, though – that’s helped a bit. Hah.

  • Sean says:

    I’m the founder/moderator for Punk Domestics (, a community site for those of use obsessed with, er, interested in DIY food. It’s sort of like Tastespotting, but specific to the niche. I’d love for you to submit this to the site. Good stuff!

  • Denise says:

    how much would you use in a pie

    • Julie says:

      I’d use 1 tbsp.

  • Trina says:

    I’m always happy to save money, so this spice blend is great. And Yes! Thank you for not rushing the seasons. I walked into a Walgreen’s a week and a half ago and they already had their Halloween candy displayed! “Back to School season” wasn’t even over yet.

    • Julie says:

      I don’t like that all holidays and seasons are so pushed now. Life is already so short – why not savor it all and take it all in?? :) there’s no rush for these things!

  • Sara says:

    Hi Julie, this receipe is so amazing :) I will use it as present for some people! Thanks for your gorgeous ideas! Best wishes from Germany. Sara

    • Julie says:

      What a great idea! :)

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