Iâ€™ve shared my recipes for homemade herb and spice blends before, and one of my favorites is homemade pumpkin pie spice. Itâ€™s simple to make and is an easy way to make sure there are fresh spices (and only that) in your blend. You can also adjust the recipe based on your familyâ€™s tastes and the way you like to use it.
Since pumpkin is a native plant of North America, pumpkin pie spice likely originated in North America. It probably began as a variation of the British â€śmixed spiceâ€ť which consisted of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. This suggests that the spice blend originated sometime after European settlers came to the U.S.
In the mid-20th century, spice companies began premixing pumpkin pie spice for consumers. This convenience food spice blend may have lead to pumpkin pie spice being used for more than just pumpkin pies.
I usually make a double or triple batch of this and store it in a small mason jar in my cabinet for easy use. Making this spice blend at home saves money and lasts a long time.
This spice blend is an obvious staple for our homemade pumpkin pie, but it is also great in some unusual recipes such as:
Homemade pumpkin pie spice is a great way to save money and avoid chemicals that are sometimes added to store-bought spices. Delicious in many recipes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This recipe makes ÂĽ cup + 2 tablespoons. Feel free to double or triple it!
Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.1g
If youâ€™re looking for fall-inspired recipes but are done with pumpkin, these recipes are perfect!
How do you use pumpkin pie spice? Do you make your own?