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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Wanting to make some amazing pumpkin recipe and realize you can't find the holy grain spice in the store?! No worries, this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is perfect to use in sweet and savory dishes all year round! A simple combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and all spice yields the perfect pumpkin combo!
August 19, 2019 (Last Updated: August 21, 2019)
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In my book it is never too early for Fall and all its incredible foods and flavors. One of my absolute favorite Fall flavors is pumpkin. I will eat pumpkin everything all year round which means I get a lot of use out of this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe. This spice works great in both savory and sweet dishes ranging from breads to chili! This easy pumpkin spice recipe uses cinnamon, cloves, all spice, nutmeg and ginger to create the perfect, classic pumpkin spice flavor. Also, this homemade spice can be easily stored and saved for recipes all year round. I hope you love this spice this Fall and all year round! Enjoy!

What Do You Need To Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice

The kitchen tools you will need to make pumpkin pie spice are:

Note: When storing homemade spice I like to use leftover spice jars from empty store-bought brands. If I for some reason do not have one available I like to use these glass spice jars.

Substituting Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Spice

Okay, so here’s the deal. Usually I’m all about suggesting substitutions to make recipes your own…BUT…I would leave this pumpkin spice alone. The combination of these 5 spices is what makes the pumpkin spice flavor. If you try and leave things out or add things the flavor might be thrown off and the classic pumpkin spice flavor could be lost.

That all being said. IF you want to make substitutions you of course can. Please, don’t come after me with pitchforks if it tastes wrong though! Some ideas to try are lessening (or adding) the amount of nutmeg and cloves in your spice combo. You could also leave out the all spice and add more cinnamon and ginger. Play around with it, if you want to make it your own custom pumpkin spice!

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What Is In Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice basically contains happiness and a cool Fall breeze in it to make all food taste incredible. Okay, I’m kidding, but this homemade spice is super incredible and makes a great addition to have in your pantry. Also, it can sometimes be tough to find pumpkin spice all year round. Therefore knowing how to whip it up yourself makes life super simple!

My version of homemade pumpkin pie spice is comprised of 5 spices including: 

  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Dried Cloves
  • All Spice
  • Nutmeg

What Recipes Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice can be used in way more than just your standard pumpkin pie. It is a very versatile spice that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. I use this pumpkin spice in recipes for bread, muffins, chili and dips. I am a huge pumpkin fan and love the flavor all year round. Therefore, keeping this spice on hand for these recipes and more makes cooking so much easier. 

Awesome recipes that use Pumpkin Pie Spice Include: 

Pumpkin Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Swirl

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

No Bake Cheesecake Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Cake Mix

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice on a blue marble board in a line with black measuring spoons next to them

Love Fall Recipes? Try These Next!

Pumpkin Loaf Cake with Chocolate Swirl 

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Herb Roasted Turkey

Homemade Soft Pretzels 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Close up overhead shot of homemade pumpkin spice in glass jar with striped towel next to it.

How To Store Leftover Pumpkin Spice

Storing homemade spices is fairly simple when done correctly. Once you have your pumpkin pie spice blend mixed together, store in an airtight container at room temperature. Your homemade spice should stay fresh for up to 1 year. If you do not have any glass (or plastic) storage containers available, you can also use a zip-lock bag. 

Also, it is a good idea to check the expiration dates on the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, all spice and nutmeg before combining them together. Make sure none of them expire soon, or your homemade pumpkin spice wont last and long. 

How much Pumpkin Pie Spice does this recipe make?

This pumpkin pie spice recipe yields 3 Tbsp of seasoning. I like this amount because it is plenty for me to use for any given recipe, while also having some leftover. If you want to make more or less of this pumpkin pie spice you of course can! Simply adjust the slider on the recipe card to the amount you need and it will change the amount of each individual ingredient. 

Happy Eating!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

The best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipe for both sweet and savory dishes! Never struggle to find the store bought version again with this yummy spice combo!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade pumpkin spice recipe, homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe, pumpkin spice recipe with cinnamon
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 19kcal


  • 5 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 Tsp All Spice


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Use desired amount in a recipe immediately or store in an airtight container for later use. Enjoy!
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  • Yield Amount: The total amount of pumpkin pie spice this recipe yields is 3 Tbsp. You can of course make more of less if you need it by adjusting the slider!
  • Storage: Store leftover pumpkin pie spice in an airtight bag or container for up to 1 year. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 5:37 am

    5 stars
    I am so excited to have this made all year round! What a delicious spice mix 🙂 I can think of many wonderful things I will use this with.

  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 5:23 am

    5 stars
    My world goes ROUND with Pumpkin Spice! Thanks for this recipe. I hate when I run out!! Now, no prob, bob!

  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 4:55 am

    5 stars
    Just in time! I bought pumpkin spice about a year ago while visiting the US, but it’s a bit tasteless right now, so I was wondering if I could make it at home. Then suddenly this post! Looks great, thank you!

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    Megan Ellam
    August 21, 2019 at 4:51 am

    5 stars
    If there is one I love and it is pumpkin spice lates. Thank you for such a great recipe that I can use in my own late and baking at home

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    August 21, 2019 at 4:06 am

    5 stars
    No more buying pumpkin pie spice from the store! Great recipe…thanks for sharing!

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