Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (2024)

19 Comments | Jill Winger | Last Updated: October 9, 2020

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Pumpkin season. It’s here folks…

Can I get an “Amen?”

My pumpkin harvest was rather slim this year from my garden (only three little guys…), but thankfully I still have some pureed pumpkin tucked in the back of my freezer from last year.

(Speaking of pumpkin puree– have you seen my super-easy method for processing fresh pumpkins?)

I’m personally quite thrilled to see Pinterest and Facebook exploding with pumpkin recipes. I’m ready to hunker down in my cozy little kitchen and do some serious baking.

Most pumpkin recipes call for pumpkin pie spice, which is just a ready-to-go mix of some basic spices. There are a bazillion different variations online, but most call for some combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and/or ginger.

Sometimes I like to grab a little baggie of pie spice from the herb section at my local health food store (it’s way cheaper there than the regular grocery store).But, if you live as far away from the store as I do, then it’s good to have a back-up. Or, you just might want to mix up this pumpkin pie spice recipe to have on hand anyway!


Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

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  1. Mix all spices together, and store in an air-tight container. (Mason jars work well, or something like this)

So there you have it– you never, EVER have to run out of pie spice again. 😉

You can never have enough pumpkin recipes in your arsenal– what’s your favorite??

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  1. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (12)Kristin says

    always love your DIY ideas! So practical and useful! Thank you for sharing this simple recipe!

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    • Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (13)Jill Winger says

      Thanks Kristin! You are very welcome. 🙂

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    • Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (14)You recommend using in a deep dish pumpkin pie? Thank you says

      How much of the spice mix do You recommend using in a deep dish pumpkin pie? Thank you

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  2. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (15)Lee Franklin says

    Aussies don’t tend to do the same sort of stuff that you do with pumpkin. We use it mainly for roasts, mashed or in scones.

    However, your pumpkin spice recipe has me searching the internet for recipes.



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    • Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (17)Lee Cole says

      Hi Lee, Please check out king arthurflour.com./shop. They are the foremost authority on baking here in the US. They have a blog with hundreds of recipes. They will even answer any questions on baking anything. It is a employee owned company here in Vermont.

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  3. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (18)Dolores olsen says

    I got so enthused about your recipe that I almost forgot to enter the weeps

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  4. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (19)Kristen says

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is Pumpkin Turkey Chili! Below are a couple versions of it. I usually modify the recipe to accommodate 3-4 lbs of ground turkey and make it in my slow cooker. I also omit the beans and add colored peppers. I prefer fire-roasted diced tomatoes over regular, but that is just my preference. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pumpkin Turkey Chili!!!


    I’m off to try making my puree from a whole pumpkin…wish me luck!!!

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    • Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (20)Jill Winger says

      Ooooh–now that sounds intriguing! I don’t believe I’ve ever tried that before. 🙂

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  5. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (21)larry says

    Kristen the turkey pumpkin chili sounds awesome. My grocery deli serves serves white chili that is nice so this one is a must do for me with the usual tweaking. Thanks for posting.

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    • Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (22)larry says

      Needless to say I also will be making the pumpkin pie spice mix. Thanks Jill.

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  6. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (23)Bronnie says

    My favorite way to eat pumpkin/squash is mashed with potato half & half with butter and salt and pepper. (Aussie)

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  7. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (24)Karen W says

    How much would you say to use per pumpkin pie ?

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  8. Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe | The Prairie Homestead (25)Cam says

    Pumpkin pie is my grandsons favorite. I have to make one just for him at Thanksgiving & Christmas. But this year, he gave me the ok to try some pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips or white chocolate chips in them. Guess the fact that he is turning 21 is changing his appetite. 🙂

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Is there a difference between pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin spice? ›

Pumpkin Spice vs Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is the same as pumpkin spice, just under different labeling. These two are interchangeable and feature the same base ingredients. The ratio of the ingredients may vary slightly from brand to brand.

What spices does pumpkin pie spice contain? ›

What's In Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin spice (a.k.a. pumpkin pie spice) is an aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Sometimes allspice is included. You can buy the spice blend at the store or use ingredients you already have on hand to make DIY pumpkin spice.

How do you make pumpkin pie spice Martha Stewart? ›

  1. 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon.
  2. 2 teaspoons ground ginger.
  3. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  4. 1 teaspoon ground allspice.
  5. ½ teaspoon ground cloves.
Sep 6, 2018

What does McCormick pumpkin pie spice have in it? ›

McCormick Culinary Pumpkin Pie Spice is a premium blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice delivering a warm brown-spice flavor. Delicious in pumpkin pie and so much more. Use in sweet potatoes, apple dishes, streusel toppings, candied nuts.

What can I use if I don't have pumpkin pie spice? ›

To get 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, use ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon ginger, allspice, cloves or nutmeg, whatever you have! If you have two of the above spices, use ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of whichever two spices you do have.

How much pumpkin pie spice to use instead of individual spices? ›

If your fall recipe calls for individual spices but you want to use pumpkin pie spice instead, you'll use an amount equal to the sum of the other spices. For example, if your recipe calls for a teaspoon cinnamon, teaspoon allspice and teaspoon ginger, you'll use 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

What main two chemicals gives pumpkin spice its flavor? ›

The major and common ingredient in pumpkin spice lattes include: cinnamic aldehydes for cinnamon, eugenol for clove or allspice, terpenes such as sabinene for nutmeg, and zingiberene for ginger. They may also contain vanillin and cyclotene for the burnt butter or maple notes to round off the flavor.

Is pumpkin pie spice anti inflammatory? ›

The spices in pumpkin spice have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce chronic inflammation. Boosts the immune system: Some of the spices in pumpkin spice, such as ginger and cloves, have immune-boosting properties. This means that they may help to protect your body from infection.

Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of individual spices? ›

If a recipe calls for ground cinnamon AND some or all of the other spices used in this blend, you can total the amount and use this pumpkin pie spice instead. For example, my pumpkin bread uses 2 and 3/4 teaspoons total of spices, so you can use 2 and 3/4 teaspoons of this pumpkin pie spice.

Which is better for pumpkin pie evaporated or condensed milk? ›

Sweetened condensed milk is thicker and contains added sugar, so you won't have to add extra sugar and the filling will be very rich. Evaporated milk is unsweetened and has a thinner consistency. This means that you will have to add some extra sugar and that your pie will have a lighter, airier filling.

Does Ina Garten have a pumpkin pie recipe? ›

Although she doesn't often stray from traditional flavors, her pumpkin pie recipe is actually pretty unique. The classic warm spices — cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg — are there, but what makes Ina's recipe special is the addition of orange zest and dark rum.

Why does pumpkin pie crack after baking? ›

The reason pies crack is often due to the eggs in the pumpkin pie recipe - if they get over baked, the protein in them tightens up, and as it cools, it causes cracks in the pumpkin pie.

Is pumpkin pie spice a good substitute for cinnamon? ›

Typically, cinnamon makes up most of the spice ratio in pumpkin pie seasoning, making it a great substitute for plain cinnamon, especially if you're making sweets and baked goods. You can use pumpkin pie seasoning as a 1:1 replacement for cinnamon in recipes like cookies, cakes, and breads.

Are there nuts in pumpkin pie spice? ›

This product is likely tree nut free.

How long does pumpkin pie spice last? ›

Your pumpkin pie spice blend should keep fresh for two to three years. However, this largely depends on the freshness of each spice used in the recipe. Check if spices are expired before making your pumpkin spice blend, and be sure to store it in an airtight container to help it last longer.

Can you use pumpkin pie spice in place of allspice? ›

Pumpkin pie spice usually contains allspice in combination with other warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. You can use it in place of allspice in baked goods, or mix pumpkin pie spice with ground black pepper for savory recipes: Use this combo in chili, stew, or rubs that call for allspice.

Why is it called pumpkin pie spice? ›

Pumpkin spice does not actually contain pumpkin. The blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice got its name because it is traditionally used to flavor pumpkin recipes. (Cloves and mace are sometimes included too.)


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