How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

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.

homemade pumpkin pie spice mix in a small spoon on top of a spice jar

Save yourself some money and learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice mix. Chances are it will taste even better than what you purchase in the store. Pumpkin pie spice is not just for pumpkin pie. You can use this versatile mix in cakes, bread, muffins, pancakes, lattes, and so much more.

Why buy spice blends when you may have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards? Sometimes it pays to check what you have on hand to 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.

This pumpkin pie spice is an old-fashioned blend with mace. If you are not familiar with it, mace is the coating on a nutmeg seed. It has a rich, intense flavor that many describe as a combination of cinnamon and pepper.

Mace gives this spice mix extra depth of flavor. People always want to know the secret to why my pumpkin pie tastes so good. It’s this special mix with the not so commonly used mace spice.


  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Mace
  • Ginger
  • Allspice (ground cloves or cardamom can be used as an allspice substitute)

cinnamon, ginger, mace, nutmeg, and allspice spices

Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. DIY pumpkin pie spice is so easy!

Store in a sealed container.

homemade pumpkin pie spice mix in a small white bowl

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homemade pumpkin pie spice mix in a small spoon on top of a spice jar

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

You don't need to buy pumpkin spice, you can make it with ingredients you have in your pantry. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spice mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 45kcal


  • 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.



Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. emily sue

    5 stars
    I have been looking for just such a recipe. Thank you so much. Spices are so costly it will be fun to make this, use, give as gift. Back to my playpen, my happy place, my kitchen!! Again — thanks

  2. Wishingstar/Martha

    I just love this spice, thanks for sharing the recipe, I like to sprinkle it in my coffee along with french vanilla creamer works for me for those times the pumkin spice creamer is not avail yet for the season ummmm like now heehee!! 🙂

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