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This 4-ingredient recipe for pumpkin pie spice makes enough for one pie, but you can easily make a larger batch to keep on hand. Just a pinch of this easy-to-make homemade pumpkin spice blend adds fall flavor to baked goods, lattes, roasted vegetables, dessert toppings, and more. Store unused spice blend in an airtight container.


Skip the store-bought stuff and make homemade pumpkin spice! You likely have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen. 

What's In Pumpkin Spice? 

Pumpkin spice (a.k.a. pumpkin pie spice) is an aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Sometimes allspice is included. You can buy the spice blend at the store or use ingredients you already have on hand to make DIY pumpkin spice. 

How to Make Pumpkin Spice

It truly couldn't be simpler to make pumpkin spice at home: Simply mix the ingredients together and you're ready to roll! You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below. 

How to Use Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies
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When chilly weather starts to set in, you'll find yourself reaching for this homemade pumpkin spice again and again. Of course, you can use it to make classic pumpkin pie — but that's not the only way to put this simple spice blend to good use. Try your hand at one of these cozy fall recipes: 

How to Store Pumpkin Spice

Store your homemade pumpkin spice the same way you would any other spice blend: In a small, airtight container in a cool, dark place. Properly stored, pumpkin spice will last up to three years. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"What an easy, awesome recipe," according to eucatastrophe. "Cheaper than buying the [store-bought] stuff, and it works wonderfully. I put this in the Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce from this site and it came out delicious."

"I was so excited for this recipe because it saved me a trip to the store and a few dollars on a spice that I was able to make myself with spices I already had in the pantry," raves Mrs. Brown

"Worked perfectly in the pumpkin spice coffee cream I made (recipe also on this site)," says Annie. "Thanks for the recipe!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl.


Nutrition Facts

6 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 0.2g; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition