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Jars of homemade pumpkin pie spice on a kitchen shelf.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Pumpkin Recipes
  • Method: Cold Prep


Homemade pumpkin pie spice- we’ll show you the basics of this flavorful seasonal essential. Making your own pumpkin spice blend gives you creative culinary control, saves you money, and is just way more fun! Impress your guests and satisfy your inner-gourmet self!



Ingredients to make about 1/4 cup of pumpkin spice, halve this recipe for 2 tablespoons!

  • 6 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon Clove (optional)


  1. Measure all ingredients and add to a sifter or sieve over a small mixing bowl, no need to pack your teaspoons and tablespoons, just scoop and scrape any excess.
  2. Gently tap the sieve on the palm of your hand until all spices have passed through and only clumps remain. 
  3. Using the back of a spoon, press down on any clumps to break them apart and sift once more. Discard any remaining bits.
  4. Store in a jar for up to 6 months; freeze unused portion to maintain freshness until pumpkin pie spice season rolls around next year!


Continue reading past this recipe card for substitutions and variations to the blend.

Always remember, if you’re out of pumpkin spice and need a quick fix in a hurry you can simply substitute with just cinnamon. It won’t taste quite the same but it will get the job done!


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 21
  • Sugar: .2
  • Sodium: 2.7
  • Fat: .5
  • Saturated Fat: .3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2
  • Fiber: 3.7
  • Protein: .4
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Pumpkin Pie Spice