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A spice cabinet must-have for all your Fall recipes: homemade pumpkin pie spice! This delightfully cozy and warm spice captures all the aromas and essence of Fall in one spice blend. Keep it on hand so you’ll always be ready for that next Fall treat!

pumpkin pie spice in a measuring spoon next to a jar of pumpkin pie spice

I’m all about making my own spice blends at home. Not only are you able to control the intensity of the spice, you are able to make a large batch so you can always have it on hand for all your favorite recipes! I would have to say that pumpkin pie spice is one of my all-time favorites because of its heavenly aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. It’s so cozy and comforting and truly reminds you that Fall is right around the corner – or that it’s already here!

This spice blend is the secret ingredient that will take your Fall recipes to a whole new level of deliciousness. From lattes and cookies to cakes and even savory dishes, this magical blend of spices will make all your recipes amazing! It’s ridiculously easy to make, and you’ll have complete control over the flavor intensity. So, grab those spices from your pantry, put on your apron, and let’s whip this together!

Why You’ll Love This

  • Cost-effective and convenient. Instead of constantly buying pre-packaged pumpkin pie spice, making it at home is not only more economical but also ensures that you always have a fresh batch on hand. No need to run to the store or worry about running out of this essential spice blend during your Fall baking adventures. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a big batch that will last you throughout the season!
  • Transform your Fall dishes. Adding homemade pumpkin pie spice to your favorite Fall recipes will instantly transform them into delicious seasonal treats. Imagine the irresistible aroma and taste of pumpkin spice in your morning latte, cozy baked goods like muffins and pies, or even savory dishes like roasted vegetables or soups. It’s the ultimate flavor enhancer for all your autumn-inspired creations!
  • Customizable flavor profile. One of the greatest advantages of making your own pumpkin pie spice is the ability to customize it to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer a more pronounced cinnamon flavor, an extra kick of ginger, or a subtle hint of nutmeg, you have the freedom to adjust the ratios of each spice to create your perfect blend. It’s the perfect opportunity to experiment!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make homemade pumpkin pie spice. Make sure to scroll down to view the full recipe for exact measurements.

  • Cinnamon powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground allspice
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground nutmeg

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Measure and whisk! I swear that’s all there is to it.

A bowl with pumpkin pie spice mixture, mixed together, with a whisk in it
  • Add spices to a bowl. Measure out the individual spices then add to small bowl and whisk well to combine evenly.
  • Store in a glass jar or container with a lid. Pour into a glass jar or container with a lid or start using it right away!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute

Pumpkin pie spice is just a blend of individual spices so if you have run out of the spice blend, you can easily use the individual spices in recipes to create the essence of the pumpkin pie spice. Typically, there is more ground cinnamon than the other spices. Adjust the ratio to your preference!

jar of pumpkin pie spice

Storage Instructions

To keep pumpkin spice at optimal freshness, you’ll want to store it in an airtight jar and preferably with your other spices in your spice cabinet or a dark, cool place.

Pumpkin pie spice is good for up to a year, but this is also dependent on how fresh the spices are that you are using to make the pumpkin pie spice.

What to Make with Pumpkin Pie Spice

From lattes to baked goods to savory pasta dishes, pumpkin pie spice can be added to a variety of dishes to give a touch of that cozy Autumn vibe!

pumpkin pie spice in a measuring spoon next to a jar of pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

This homemade pumpkin spice recipe is the perfect homemade spice to keep in your spice cabinet so you can use it for all your Fall recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


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

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Recipe Rating


Thursday 8th of October 2015

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


Thursday 8th of October 2015

What a great idea! :)


Thursday 5th of September 2013

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.


Thursday 5th of September 2013

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!

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Saturday 29th of September 2012

how much would you use in a pie


Saturday 29th of September 2012

I'd use 1 tbsp.