You might wonder how to make Pumpkin pie spice, as you be reaching for soon. Do you need to go to the store if you are out? Chances are you have everything you need to make pumpkin pie spice in your spice cabinet right now.
Save yourself some money, learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice mix, and chances are it will taste even better than what you purchase in the store. Pumpkin pie spice goes well in pumpkin pie, sprinkled on top of coffee, or even in my favorite holiday pumpkin pie dip.
So often we buy spice blends when we have everything we need at home in our kitchen cupboards. Sometimes it pays to check what what you have and to go ahead and make your own custom spice blend. You can do so easily. Best of all if you like a particular spice a little more you can add a little extra of that particular spice.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
You don't need to buy pumpkin spice, you can make it with ingredients you have in your pantry.
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground mace (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice , or cloves, or cardamom
If you are using whole nutmeg grate nutmeg with a micro plane, or a nutmeg grater. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix together well. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to use.