Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

I absolutely love pumpkin pie. From September right through Christmas it is my favourite pie. I have no idea why I don’t have it much in other times of the year. It could be because I connect it so much with the holiday season that any other time it just doesn’t seem to fit. It is sorta like eggnog, I guess. Many of the pumpkin pie recipes call for pumpkin pie spice. I remember years ago buying a small container of pumpkin pie spice and I could not get over how expensive it was. I vowed to never buy it again – after all, it is just a blend of spices most people have in their kitchen. Here is a recipe that makes 2 1/2 teaspoons of the pumpkin spice. You can multiply it if you need more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 1/2 tsp
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice


  • Mix spices together with a fork or small whisk.
  • To store, keep in an airtight container in a cool dry space


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Amazing the premium they charge just to mix a few spices together. This is pretty much the same ratio I use (much to my shame I don’t measure)

  2. Mmmm, I can imagine too many thing will make with these spices, Thanks for sharing.
    Nice blog though.

  3. Funny how we buy spice blends instead of blending our own. Now the pie spice I was aware of, what I was not aware of was that garam masala was a spice blend. Live and learn-it is so much cheaper to blend your own. Informative post!

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