Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Spice

I feel sort of silly for posting a recipe for a spice.  But then again, I felt ridiculous telling you all how to make a milkshake with whisky in it.  I'm glad I did, though, because it actually seemed to be a huge hit.  It's awesome that I'm converting people into whisky lovers.  Come over to the smooth side my friends, it'll warm your soul.

Uhhmm.  Moving on.

I'm sure you've all seen recipes this fall that call for "pumpkin pie spice."  Well before you rush out to the store I want you to realize you probably have all of the ingredients for a pumpkin pie spice in your pantry.  It's so easy to mix them all together and throw them into pumpkin pies, apple pies, breads, muffins, doughnut holes, "drunken pumpkin" milkshakes (a friend of a friend suggested that title - how creative is that?!).  Store in a small jar or an empty spice container and you're all set for your Thanksgiving baking!

Pumpkin Pie Spice
Makes about 2 oz

- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ tsp ground allspice
- 1 ½ tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until completely combined.  Store in a small jar or spice container. 


  1. Thanks for this my dear. I had no idea how to do it. I am not a pumpkin fan but hubs is. So this is helpful. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. @Kim Bee So glad you found this helpful! And you can use it in so many things other than pumpkin pie! Have a good weekend :)

  3. I have to look up this combo every.single.time a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice...and there are so many versions! So I think this is a great service...especially during Thanksgiving week :)

  4. You corrupt folks with whiskey in milkshakes, I do it with rum in ice cream. I think we're going to get along. :)

    I think it's funny that there are even containers of pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice, personally. Anything to make a buck, eh? Thanks for sharing the ingredients for the home made variety!


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