Wednesday, November 21, 2012

make your own pumpkin pie spice


thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is prime time for pumpkin recipes.  so many pumpkin recipes call for pumpkin pie spice, however, there really is no point to buying a separate container of pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store when you can simply mix your own to have on hand in your kitchen whenever you like.  every time i make a recipe with pumpkin, i always use the same five spices to jazz up the flavor of the pumpkin: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice . . . and these are the five spices that make up pumpkin pie spice.

you can use this pumpkin pie spice in pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin cookiespumpkin cupcakes, and pumpkin pie, among so many other things.  so go ahead and mix up some pumpkin pie spice for your next fall baking project.  by the way, if you mix up a few batches of this spice and put it in cute containers, it would make great fall gifts for the bakers in your life too!


pumpkin pie spice
prep time: 5 minutes
yields: 4 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice

ingredients:
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice

directions:
whisk together all of the spices until well combined.  store in an air-tight container.

enjoy!
love, laurie

2 comments:

Ma Pa C said...

Great idea to pass on to everyone.
It is so easy to mix these spices together and you know it is fresh. Have you priced out a small container of pumpkin pie spice, it is over $5. Great savings to do-it-yourself. And by the way, cute jar and label.

Can't wait to make the pies tonight!

FrugalFoodieMama said...

Hey dear!
I featured this post on my ~A Little Sunday Potluck~ post today!! :) This is such a great gift idea for a little foodie gift basket or as a hostess gift. Please take a moment to check out my post- http://www.thefrugalfoodiemama.com/2012/11/a-little-sunday-potluck-112512.html