Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe: Make Your Own Delicious Spice Mix for Fall Baking and More!
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.
Glass Jars for Homemade Spices as Gifts
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 spice...like 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 or glass apothecary jars with cork stoppers. Make your own labels or handmade tags and tie with a ribbon for maximum effect! airtight glass jars with hinged lids
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).
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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