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.
- 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