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Sometimes you need pumpkin pie spice to whip up a delicious pie but you look and search finding no pumpkin spice in your spice cabinet.
Have no fear! I’m going to show you how to make your own pumpkin pie spice so that you you will always have this popular spice on hand for pies during the autumn season.
How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice
What is pumpkin pie spice made of?
Pumpkin pie spice has a nice kick of spice that adds valuable flavor to your pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of the warm spices you think of during autumn.
This is a blend of spices you generally use during the autumn and holiday baking season.
Pumpkin pie spice consists of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves to name a few of the warm spices you’d use to make your own pumpkin pie spice.
Here’s not only one pumpkin pie spice recipe for you to choose from, but 3 (just depends on the spices you like and what you have on hand).
What Ingredients can I use if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice?
Fortunately, you can make it several different ways. Which of these spice mixes would you like to try?
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice
This is one of the more popular substitutes for pumpkin pie spice.
4 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Spice
This blend tastes closer to the flavor you’d expect from a store-bought pumpkin pie spice.
5 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Spice
How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Once you’ve opted to make your own pumpkin pie spice, you’ll want to place all of the spices into a bowl and use a whisk to blend the spices evenly.
Then, you can just store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in your pantry. I like to use the small jelly mason jars.
When stored properly you’ll find that your own pumpkin pie spice mix lasts 2-3 years.
What is the difference between allspice and pumpkin pie spice?
You may wonder what the difference between allspice and pumpkin pie spice is. This is a common question from people who are new to baking autumn and holiday treats.
Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of many spices, as shown above in the three ways to make your own pumpkin pie spice. Allspice is one spice that is made from ground allspice berries.
The key to making your own pumpkin pie spice is to blend each of the ingredients listed above together until you have a flavor that matches your taste expectations for pumpkin pie spice.
Each of you may have a nostalgic flavor you’re looking to match for your autumn and holiday baking treats.
Make sure you test each of the options you can use if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice. Just dab your slightly wet finger in the mix and taste test before using your homemade pumpkin pie spice in your recipes.