Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Recipe

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I love making my own spice blends at home and this homemade pumpkin pie spice blend recipe is no different. It allows me to control the quality of the ingredients, ensures that I have no undesirable additives, and also allows me to customize the flavor to suit my tastes. I used to just purchased the bulk pumpkin pie spice (and other spice blends) from my health food store, but then I decided it would actually be cheaper for me to make it myself. I typically have all of the spices on hand anyways, why not just skip a step.

I have been making my own spice blends for years, but for some reason, it didn’t occur to me until this summer that I should share them here. Traditional pumpkin pie spice is typically just four simple ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, and Nutmeg. That’s all I use for mine as well, with the addition of one extra ingredient — cardamom. I find that the cardamom adds a depth of flavor to the spice that I really like. I know some people are not a fan of cardamom, so feel free to omit it. Also, if you like one spice more than the other, by all means, adjust the recipe to suit your own tastes. Some people may also throw Allspice in there, and if you’re a fan, toss it in there!

I use this pumpkin pie spice in a variety of recipes, from pumpkin bread to smoothies to my herbal “coffee”. And, of course, in classic pumpkin pie. Also, homemade pie spices make wonderful gifts, so make a huge batch and share with loved ones!

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food nut, coconut everything enthusiast, avid reader and researcher, blossoming yogi, and animal lover. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.



  1. How much of this mix would you use when making a pie?


    Posted 10/15/14

    • Hi Jamie – I’m sorry I can’t give you a specific answer for that. That is going to depend on the amount the actual pie recipe calls for. I’ve seen recipes calling for anywhere from 1 tablespoon to 4 tablespoons, so just follow the directions for the recipe you’re making. This is no different than a pumpkin pie spice blend that you’d buy at a store. Hope that helps!!


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 10/16/14

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