How to make pumpkin pie spice

Before heading to the market for a few spices, make your own pumpkin pie spice for all of your fall baking. Why you might even make a pumpkin spice latte with this easy blend. Because the name pumpkin pie spice indicates pumpkin, there is actually no pumpkin in this blend. Its the spices that make us think there is pumpkin somehow in this mix.

How to make pumpkin pie spice

What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin Pie Spice is pretty amazing flavors for fall baking. Ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and all spice.  Sometimes I will add a 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon, but this is optional.  Cardamon adds a bite to the spice almost like pepper but not hot, just a warm note to the mix. So you see, there is really no pumpkin in the spice, it just has the delicious blend of earthy spices that makes us think of pumpkin pie and pumpkin desserts.

How to make pumpkin pie spice

Because Making Your Own Spice is Fun

Start with spices you probably have on hand, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, ginger and cloves.  Just mix all the teaspoons and tablespoons together in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Using a small funnel, pour blend and shake into spice jar.  Make sure your spice jar has tight seal to keep the spices fresh. Thats pretty much it.

Pumpkin pie spice combo

Ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, also not in photo, ground all spice, and cardamon.

Spices for pumpkin pie spice,

Ground cardamon is optional but a small 1/4 teaspoon will add depth to the spice.

Cardamon spice

Funnel with spice blend. Be sure to label your new spice. Check out the clear label making without a professional label maker.  (I did not create a professional label for this one.) Probably should.  But it’s home made so the label is home made too.

How to make pumpkin pie spice lizbushong.comFavorite Recipes Using Spice Blend

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Skillet Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Crisp

Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer

Pumpkin Pie with Spice Nut Crust

Here’s the Easy Recipe. 


How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

Special blend of spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, all spice mixed together to create all of your favorite fall flavors.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American



3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger and nutmeg

11/2 teaspoons ground all spice

11/2 teaspoons ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon -optional


  1. In medium mixing bowl, add all spices and stir to blend.
  2. Using a funnel, pour blend into spice jar.



  • Spice mix has a shelf life of 12 months.
  • Be sure to store in air tight container/spice jar.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

Hope you will make this earthy spice for all of your fall baking.  Its simple and if you have the spices on hand in your pantry you can save a few dollars by making your own.


Other Ideas you Might like to Try:


How to paint pumpkins

Flavors of Fall Infographic

Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star