Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pumpkin pie spice. The cornerstone of every fall treat and beverage. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s the defining taste and scent of fall. Just looking at the word fall conjures up its scent for me. I for one, love pumpkin pie spice everything. Once fall rolls around, I definitely ramp up my baking to make use of all the pie pumpkins hitting the shelves. But in the throes of excitement, I usually forget the most important ingredient: making sure I have pumpkin pie spice on hand. You all know what I’m talking about here. We’ve all been there. You start a pumpkin-themed recipe and you need pumpkin pie spice…and you don’t have it in your pantry, it’s night time, and the grocery store is just too far away right now. Thankfully, there is an easy fix for this problem. 🙂 You can make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice in less than 5 minutes with spices that you likely already have on hand. Personally, I think homemade tastes better than store-bought, and I will never purchase it again. The best part about making your own though, is that you can play around with the ratios of the various spices to better suit your taste buds.

What is homemade pumpkin pie spice made of?

Pumpkin pie spice is made out of ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cloves, and ground cardamom. This is in contrast to apple pie spice, which only contains ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice.

Are pumpkin pie spice and allspice the same?

Nope! While pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of other spices, allspice is not. According to this article by Spruce Eats, “…allspice is a single spice made from dried berries of the allspice tree which look like peppercorns.”

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice: Step-by-Step

Step 1. In a small airtight storage container (I used a mason jar), measure out ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cloves, ground cardamom.

Different spices sit unmixed in a small glass jar.

Step 2. Secure the lid and shake to mix everything together. Store for up to one year.

The final homemade pumpkin pie spice mixture in a small glass jar.

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Other Homemade Spices:

Piles of individual spices that make up homemade pumpkin pie spice rest on a leaf from a corn stalk. In the background is a sparkly yellow pumpkin and a sprig of greene ry. Everything sits on a picnic table.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

This homemade pumpkin pie spice comes together in just 5 minutes, using spices that you already have on hand!
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Course: Homemade Mixes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, homemade spices, vegan
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 9 teaspoons
Calories: 7.4kcal


  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • In a small storage container (I use a mason jar), mix all spices together. Store for up to 1 year.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)
Calories 7.4 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0.4mg0%
Potassium 16.4mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutritional information on The Panicked Foodie is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
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