Pumpkin Spice - Super Easy-to-Make and Will Add Fab
Flavours to ALL Your Fruit Based Pies and Desserts

This versatile pumpkin spice is one of my favourites. Super simple to make, it uses four typical ingredients: cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon which are known as warming spices. And remember, this blend is not only excellent for pumpkin pie, it will also flavour ALL your fruit pies, puddings and desserts. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 6-7 tablespoons)

2 x 3 inch pieces of cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp nutmeg powder
2 tsp whole cloves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon stick
  • Grind the cinnamon pieces along with the cloves
  • Once ground, sieve into a bowl
  • Finally, add the ginger and nutmeg powders to the bowl and combine well

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

Note: If you would like to add even more taste to your recipe, I recommend dry toasting the cinnamon pieces and cloves prior to grinding, cooling and combining with the powders.

The heat from toasting releases their essential oils and huge amounts of flavour. See the grinding page for info and photos on this. (Link opens in new window)

Ingredient Note: For the best flavours, I recommend you use as many whole ingredients as you can. If you don't have them whole, it's fine to substitute with pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities the recipe requires by about half. For example, instead of 2 teaspoons of whole cloves you use 2 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. Click here for a version of this recipe that only uses pre-ground ingredients. (Link opens in new window)

Pumpkin spiceHomemade Pumpkin Pie Mix

A Step-by-Step Instructional Video

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Of course it's easy and convenient to pop to the store and pick up a jar of pumpkin pie spice; but here's the advantages to making your own...

  • Tons more flavour than store-bought blends that will be transferred to your homemade pumpkin pies, puddings and desserts
  • You decide what is added. Not keen on a certain ingredient? Leave it out altogether or use another more to your liking
  • Commercial blends may contain added extras like artificial colours, additives or preservatives for example
  • Whilst there will be a use by/sell by date, it's unlikely there is a date of manufacture. It may have been sitting on the store shelf for months, even years, slowly losing flavour!
  • And If you're able to source organic ingredients your pumpkin spice will be free of pesticides and GMO's!

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