I’ve been using premixed pumpkin pie spice in my fall recipes a lot lately.
Maybe because I have a giant 1 lb jar of it and I’m trying to use it up!
Before I bought this premixed concoction, I would always make my own blend of the 3 (sometimes 5) essential spices that make up Pumpkin Pie Spice which are Ground: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice and Cloves.
I say “sometimes 5” because not everyone likes to include the Allspice and Cloves.
You can of course leave those 2 out if you don’t have them or perhaps you don’t like the very pronounced spicy-ness they lend to recipes. But I do love them in there!
I also tend to add a bit more nutmeg than most people, and I will do that in the form of fresh grated as an extra little kick in my fall recipes
but below I will list the spices in ratios as they are most commonly combined and let you be the judge of adding a pinch more of this one or that one!
- Ground Cinnamon 3½ tablespoons
- Ground Ginger 2¼ teaspoons
- Ground Nutmeg 2 teaspoons
- Ground Allspice 1¼ teaspoon
- Ground Cloves 1¼ teaspoon
- Combine together with a sifter or whisk together in a mixing bowl