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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe: Make Your Own Delicious Spice Mix for Fall Baking and More!

Updated on April 22, 2013
Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice mix for fall baking or wrap it in a cute jar as a lovely homemade holiday gift!
Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice mix for fall baking or wrap it in a cute jar as a lovely homemade holiday gift! | Source
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by Bespangled Jewelry ( | Source

Fall baking is one of my all time favorite pastimes, and Pumpkin Pie Spice is one of the spice mixes I use most when I get to enjoy this seasonal hobby.

I recently posted a copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe on my blog, and one of the listed ingredients was Pumpkin Pie Spice. My cousin, who lives in England, sent me a message saying they don't have Pumpkin Pie Spice where she lives and wanted to know what the ingredients of this special 'exotic' mix are!

Aside from realizing I had taken the ubiquitous existence of Pumpkin Pie Spice at the grocery store for granted, I also decided I was being exceedingly lazy by buying the pricey pre-mixed store-bought jar of spice when I could very easily make my own!

You can make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice mix as well by following this simple recipe. You'll also find some great ideas for using your new delicious homemade spice mix in exciting ways you may not have thought of, so keep reading to find out!


(makes 8 Tablespoons)

4 tablespoons ground cinnamon

4 teaspoons ground nutmeg

4 teaspoons ground ginger

3 teaspoons ground allspice


Mix all spices well in a medium bowl. Use a funnel to pour your spice mixture into an airtight container and store in a dry place at room temperature.

Ways to use your homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix

Obviously, this homemade pumpkin pie spice mix can be used in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pie pumpkin pie, pumpkin scones, or pumpkin cheesecake for example :)

Infuse your Coffee with Pumpkin Pie Spice

Another way I like to use my pumpkin pie spice mix is to add 1 teaspoon for every 8 tablespoons of ground coffee in the coffee filter of my coffee maker. It adds a wonderful flavor to your coffee and since it goes in the filter, you don't get sediment or bits of spice actually in your cup!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice as Holiday Gifts

Make a huge batch of pumpkin pie spice and divvy it up into cute little jars to give your coworkers as gifts. I like the glass apothecary jars with cork stoppers or airtight glass jars with hinged lids. Make your own labels or handmade tags and tie with a ribbon for maximum effect!

Homemade Spiced Sachets

Add 6-10 whole cloves to a small fabric pouch with 1-2 Tablespoons of your homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, tie with a ribbon and hang it in your closet to keep the moths away! You can also place them in dresser drawers to add a lovely subtle scent to your socks and undergarments (works well for men and women since the smell is naturally spicy and not perfumey).

Pumpkin spice is used in these handmade fabric pumpkins. What an adorable way to add a delicious autumn scent to your home decor!
Pumpkin spice is used in these handmade fabric pumpkins. What an adorable way to add a delicious autumn scent to your home decor! | Source

DIY Spiced Fabric Pumpkins

These adorable handmade pumpkins are scented with cloves and Pumpkin Pie Spice and make excellent fall centerpieces. Choose your fabric (this is a great scrap-buster project, by the way) according to your own taste and dress them up as much as you want with ribbons or bling! This simple sewing project is so much fun you won't want to stop at one - you can use them for Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall weddings, or hostess gifts.

See the full DIY Spiced Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial here.

Thanks for reading!

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. Do you buy store-bought pumpkin pie spice or do you make your own?

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      6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Thanks, Radcliff! So glad you liked these ideas for using Pumpkin Spice. I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Liz Davis 

      6 years ago from Hudson, FL

      These are some great ideas. I will try adding my own pumpkin pie spice to coffee and sachets. Thanks!


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