What is pumpkin pie spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg or mace, cloves and allspice.

It’s often used in pumpkin flavoured desserts such as pumpkin pie, cakes, cookies, custards and even lattes. You can use some or all of these spices depending on your preference. When I did a series of pumpkin pie taste tests last year, I just stuck to cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg since it’s what I had in my kitchen.

But if you wanted to make your own pumpkin spice, here is a simple recipe on how to make it:

Pumpkin Pie Spice (makes 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice)
From About Food

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger.
1/8 tsp ground allspice or ground cloves.
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg.

Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Stir to combine.

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