Monday, November 21, 2011

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Earlier this year I posted some of my favorite make-at-home seasoning mixes.  I love at-home versions of popular store-bought items, especially when it comes to seasonings.  Usually seasoning mixes are quite pricey and very often they contain some ingredients that can be difficult to pronounce!

The seasoning of the season, without a doubt is pumpkin pie spice.  I have actually been waiting to run out  of the store-bought mix so that I could make some of my own.

I hope your Thanksgiving recipes are planned and that you are as excited as I am for this food-lover’s holiday!  I’m actually a bit relieved that I’m not cooking the whole dinner because I cannot imagine narrowing my menu down after all of the wonderful dishes I’ve seen recently.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Yield: 2 Tablespoons of Seasoning

A quick and simple recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice.


1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1.5 teaspoons ground ginger
1.5 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoons allspice


Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to one month. Use in exchange for store-bought pumpkin pie spice in any recipe.


35 Responses to “Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice”

  1. #
    Curt — November 21, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Very nice. I like the Ranch seasoning one. I checked right away to see if you included the Pumpkin Pie seasoning. That one is so easy to make from spices most would have in their cabinets, and cheaper than buying the mix.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 21, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Nice post 🙂 I do this all the time now. It seriously saves so much money. I did a batch of pumpkin pie spice this year and I’ve been able to use it in 5 different desserts and I still have a lot left for maybe 2-3 more. It’s great! 🙂

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — November 21, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Cassie, lovely post. I’m a great fan of homemade spice mixes. You can totally customise them to get the flavours you love and once mixed, they cut down on future prep time. Definitely trying your combos – first the chilli mix.

  4. #
    Bev Weidner — November 21, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    I just want to lick all of those seasonings.

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    Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen — November 21, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    I was just talking to hubby about making home made ranch. I dont like ranch much either, I never order it out, but home made would be totally different I think!

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — November 21, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    I love to make my own spices. It is easy and far cheaper! You have got some great ones here. Great post!

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    marla — November 21, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Such a great idea to have these on hand!

  8. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 21, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Great mixes! Way better than buying them for sure!

  9. #
    Courtney — November 21, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    These are simple and easy, thanks for sharing!

  10. #
    Tina@flourtrader — November 21, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    This is a real money saver of a post. Why buy all the mixes when you have everything to make these! There are some ones I do not have so I am glad I stopped in. Thanks for sharing these mixes.

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — November 21, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    Cassie…what a great idea! Funny how I will throw things together at the last minute. But I’ve never thought to create my own seasonings to have on hand! I love your seasoning choices…especially the season of the season! : )

  12. #
    Lauren — November 21, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    Love these!! So smart to have these on hand. What a time saver!

  13. #
    Kita — November 21, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    I love home made seasoning mixes and thank you for adding some more to my pantry! These are great recipes to have on hand in a pinch!

  14. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 21, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    These are all so great, Cassie! I can think of at least one thing to make with each one and they would make great gifts for fellow foodies!

  15. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — November 21, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    You have inspired me to make my own seasonings! I am baking pumpkin pie on Wednesday and I am out of pumpkin pie spice so I am definitely using this recipe for pumpkin pie spice!

  16. #
    Ann — November 21, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    Delicious! ….and a GREAT idea! I have something that I’ve made for years that I all “Ann’s Blend” that is delicious on just about everything! I’m thinking it might be time to post it!

  17. #
    Words Of Deliciousness — November 21, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    I love the thought of making homemade spices. Great idea!

  18. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — November 21, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    All these spices are wonderful and I’m really interested in trying making these (and maybe a good gift option?). Starting with Pumpkin Pie Spice, I think!

  19. #
    Kim Bee — November 22, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    This is wonderful. I adore home made spices.

  20. #
    Katherine Martinelli — November 22, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    These are just great! Homemade spices mixes are wonderful. I’ll need to make these to have on hand, thanks!

  21. #
    Parsley Sage — November 22, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Oooh! I love your ranch mix 🙂 I will absolutely use that!

  22. #
    brandi — November 22, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    they all sound great! i love making my own spice mixes at home.

  23. #
    Liz — November 22, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Excellent post! I hate those prepackaged mixes…I’m going to have to try your ranch. Have a great Thanksgiving, Cassie! xo

  24. #
    Anna — November 22, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    I am right there with you when it comes to making homemade seasoning mixes. Happy Thanksgiving, Cassie!

  25. #
    Vicki @ WITK — November 22, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing your spice mixtures, sometimes those ones at the store are so expensive! Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. #
    Alyssa — November 22, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    I used to love making my own spice cominations, but now that those premade cominations aren’t always available here, whenever I see them, I grab them! I love your chili spice the most, it sounds wonderful!

  27. #
    Peggy — November 23, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    Can’t go wrong with these spice mixes! Definitely gonna have to try my hand at that Ranch one!

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    Anna — November 23, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    I’m waiting for my store bought mixes to run out too so I can replace them all with homemade ones. These all look great, I’m intrigued by the ranch one since I also love the flavours but not the dressing so much…have a happy Thanksgiving Cassie!!

  29. #
    galit — November 25, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    This is just so helpful! Thank you so much for this post!!!

  30. #
    MaryO — February 2, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    I like the Chili Seasoning mix. I make my own but yours sounds much better. I like your addition of oregano and basil. Sounds wonderful! I will make it when mine is used up. Thanks!

  31. #
    brista — November 12, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Hi! I was linked here from your buffalo soup to get the ranch seasoning mix. But I don’t see it here. I also clicked your link to other favorite seasonings, but the recipe was for taco/chili seasoning. Help? 🙂


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