How to Make Pumpkin Spice and Add Fab
Flavours and Aromas to All Your Desserts 

Knowing how to make pumpkin spice is essential for the tastiest pumpkin recipes, puddings and desserts! Out of all my blends this is one of the easiest and a perfect one to start with if you're new to making your own. Using a simple mix of five ingredients it can be made in minutes and the flavours and mouthwatering aromas it'll add to your dishes is fabulous! (See the bottom of the page for other homemade recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 5-6 tablespoons)

2 x 3 inch pieces cinnamon
4 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp whole cloves
4-5 mace blades (optional)
2 tsp nutmeg powder

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon into smallish pieces
  • Grind the cinnamon pieces along with the cloves and, if using, the mace blades
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Finally, add the ginger and nutmeg powders. Combine thoroughly

Store your pumpkin pie mix in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. Use within 3 months before making a fresh lot.

Click here for step-by-step info and photos on grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Tips and Info For When You Don't Have All the Whole Ingredients... 

Homemade pumpkin pie spiceHomemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Ingredient Note: For the best flavours, I recommend using as many whole ingredients as you can when making this recipe. However, if you don't have whole available you can simply use pre-ground powders and reduce the amounts the recipe requires by half. For example, for 2 teaspoons of whole cloves you would use 1 teaspoon of pre-ground cloves. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Here's a Short Slideshow of How I Made it...

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