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!
5 from 5 votes
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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
Author: The Panicked Foodie


  • 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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12 thoughts on “Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice”

  • I’ve never seen a recipe for pumpkin spice but I love it! I went through a pumpkin spice phase a few years ago (I found so many pumpkin spice products) so I will definitely have to try this!

  • 5 stars
    I love pumpkins especially when I cook them in other stewed dishes although I must admit that I’ve never prepared or taken any pumpkin pie spice. But it does look yummy especially with cardamom.

  • 5 stars
    This looks like a great mixture of some really aromatic spices to create pumpkin pie spice. I would agree with you when you say homemade fresh spices taste better. I have seen my parents do this for almost all the spices they use in food including chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder. Since we are on the move, we have to settle for minimalist things but am going to share about this with my parents. Who know they may have this ready when we visit them next.. 🙂

  • I’ve never tasted a great pumpkin pie. Tragic, I know lol. Never enough sweetness or spice, just bland. Then again, baking is the one thing that has eluded me. Sigh.

  • I hate that summer is coming to a close, but you have gotten me looking forward to fall sweets and treats. I love the simplicity of the ingredient list to make the perfect pumpkin pie spices.

  • I’m rather into hearty food – which includes pumpkin – but this recipe sounds very good. Anyway, usually pumpkin pie is not as sweet as other cakes.

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