Making pumpkin pie spice is one of the easiest mixes you can make! Using between 4-6 ingredients it's very versatile, and suitable for all your puddings, desserts and fruit based pies. This one uses the four traditional ingredients with the added twang of mace blades. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 5-6 tablespoons)
1 x 4-5 inch piece of cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp whole cloves
3-4 mace blades
1 whole nutmeg
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.
Note: You can get even more flavours if you dry toast the whole cloves, mace blades and cinnamon pieces for a few minutes before letting cool and grinding. See the grinding page for step-by-step info and photos on this. (Link opens in new window)
Ingredient Note: If you don't have all the whole ingredients available for this recipe, use pre-ground powders and combine them. If you do this, reduce the amounts it says in the recipe by half. So instead of 2 teaspoons of whole cloves you would use 1 teaspoon of pre-ground cloves. Click here for a version of this recipe that only uses pre-ground ingredients. (Link opens in new window)
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There are a few problems I find with commercial blends...
But make pumpkin pie spice yourself, and you don't get any of these issues, just superb aromas and a fresh fabulous taste!
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