Pumpkin Pie Spice smells and tastes amazing!
Many recipes use Pumpkin Pie Spice and it’s so easy to make it yourself.
If you have these 5 common spices in your kitchen, you’ve got all the fixings!
5 spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger
If you'd like to try using whole spices
You’ll need three pieces of equipment:
- Mortar and pestle for the cloves
- Spice grinder, an inexpensive coffee grinder reserved for spices, for the cinnamon
- Nutmeg grinder, designed with prongs inside to grab the nutmeg seed
This method takes a little longer but you’re rewarded with aromas twice over.
Once while you blend, crush, and grind each whole spice, and then when you use the Pumpkin Pie Spice blend in your dishes.
Using whole spices also gives a recipe deeper, more complex flavours.
You may never buy these three spices pre-ground again!
Grind whole nutmeg with a hand-held grinder
Crush whole cloves and stems with a mortar and pestle until a fine powder
Break (2-3) cinnamon sticks into quarters and grind to a fine powder
Measure ground ginger and allspice and add to the ingredients
Add all spices to a small jar
Add lid, shake to mix well. Add a label then store in a dry place
Before using, shake well as some ingredients may have settled.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Recipe makes approximately 5 tablespoons or 1/3 cup of Pumpkin Pie Spice blend.
With 5 simple ingredients, you can take the taste and aroma up to a new level by adding freshly ground whole spices!
- 3 tbsp cinnamon ground
- 2 tsp ginger ground
- 2 tsp nutmeg ground
- 1 1/2 tsp allspice ground
- 1 1/2 tsp clove ground
Measure all ground spices and pour into a small jar. Screw on the lid and label the jar.
Shake until well mixed and store in a dry place until needed.
Before using, shake the jar as some spices may have settled.
Recipes using Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Mortar and Pestle
I’ve used my Emile Henry mortar and pestle for over a year now and the ceramic has not stained. What I love about this brand is the quality of ceramic – it’s smooth!
On the flip side, this makes it not the best for making a pesto sauce because you need a rougher surface. So that one’s on my wish list!