Don’t have a bottle of “Pumpkin Pie Spice” hanging around in your kitchen? Or maybe you have checked the date on the side of the bottle and expired back when your youngest entered Middle school or before we had cell phones. Please toss it now and make your own! Don’t be afraid! Totally easy! If you have Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Ground Ginger and Ground Allspice, then you can create Pumpkin Pie Spice. It probably will take all of 5 minutes.
How Long will my Spices Last?
Spices lose their potency and they are normally good for a year or so. But whole spices can keep for a while longer up to two years. You can keep spices for years, but they lose their flavor and the potency. Not sure, when you purchased that bottle of Tumeric? Throw it out and get a new bottle. When you buy it, make a note of when you got it. Then when you aren’t sure. You will always have the note.
Find a small jar. A spice jar will work well too, especially a wide mouth one. Use those 4 ozs. wide mouth canning jars from Ball.
Like these at Target or use whatever you like. The one in the photo I purchased at Target a few years ago in their dollar Seasonal section. Love the idea of the cork. I think I paid like 3 dollars for it. It holds a good cup and a half of the Pumpkin Pie Spice. Measuring spoons. Did you ever notice that most measuring spoons don’t fit in the spice jars, especially the teaspoon? These measuring spoons solve that problem. The greatest invention ever and is on my kitchen gadget list.
Gather your spices:
- Ground Cloves (optional)
It helps to have a mini funnel for filling up the jar. Don’t have a funnel? Use some parchment paper, fold it, pour it in and fill it up that way.
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon Ginger, 1/2 Allspice, and 1/2 Nutmeg.
- 2 tablespoons Cinnamon to 1 teaspoon each of Ginger, Allspice, Nutmeg.
- 3 tablespoons of Cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons each of Ginger, Allspice, and Nutmeg. The aroma is mesmerizing. I see visions of Pumpkin Pie dancing in my head! Remember the ground cloves are optional. Replace it or swop it!
In a small bowl or on parchment paper measure out your desired spices. If using a bowl stir together the spices. Use a mini funnel or fold some parchment paper in half and pour into a small spice jar. Stir or shake the bottle to mix. Store in an airtight container. That’s it! You’re all set to make your next pumpkin pie and scones (hint, hint, future post.)! I will have more spice mixes and handy-dandy card sized printables to print for reference! Stay tuned!
Simple Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
Yield 1 serving 2.5 Tablespoons
A Simple Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe that can be used in most anything and takes about 5 minutes to make.
- 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves (optional)
In a small bowl or on parchment paper measure out your desired spices. If using a bowl stir together the spices. Then using a mini funnel placed in the jar pour into the jar. or fold parchment paper in half and pour into small spice jar.
Be flexible with your spices. Depending on flavor preference, different spices can be substituted.
These measurements yield: 2.5 tablespoons.
Courses Spice Mix
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