Mixed Spice Recipe - Perfect
For All Pies, Puddings and Desserts

This homemade mixed spice recipe, sometimes known as English pudding spice, is just the blend for adding fab flavours and mouthwatering aromas to your desserts, pastries, and puddings and is so simple to make! (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes 8-9 tablespoons)

3 inch piece cinnamon stick
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp allspice berries
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger 
1 tsp whole cloves
4-5 mace blades (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon stick and, if using, the mace blades
  • Grind the cinnamon and mace pieces along with the cloves, caraway and coriander seeds and allspice berries
  • Once ground, sieve into a bowl
  • Finally, stir in the ginger powder and grated nutmeg

Store your mixed pudding spice in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh lot.

Note: For adding even more flavours and aromas to your blend and therefore your desserts, dry toasting the cloves and coriander seeds and allspice berries before cooling, grinding and combining is recommended.

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Ingredient Note:
If you can, try and use as many whole ingredients as possible as these give the best flavours. But if you don't have them all, you can use pre-ground powders if you reduce the quantities by about half. For example, 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds equals 1 tablespoon of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with the other powders when making.

Mixed spiceHomemade Mixed Pudding Spice

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