How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Have you ever run out of Pumpkin Pie Spice in the middle of making a recipe? You could easily have all of the ingredients right in your cupboard! Whip up your own homemade pumpkin spice in minutes with just 5 ingredients. Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice today with this tutorial.

wooden spoon full of pumpkin pie spice above a glass jar of pumpkin pie spice


I accidentally dumped a fair amount of this pumpkin pie spice on the floor and vacuumed it up with my handy dandy hand vac and it smells like pumpkin pie spice every time I use the hand vac now. It's quite pleasant.

What's in Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is a bunch of warm spices that include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves blended together to make the perfect spice to add in pumpkin flavored recipes.

Okay, cloves isn't listed in the ingredients for McCormick's Pumpkin Pie Spice, but I couldn't help but add it.

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

You're going to first need your pumpkin pie spice ingredients which include ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves.

  1. Add the spices to a small bowl using the measurements in the recipe card below.
  2. Whisk together until combined.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
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How long does Pumpkin Pie Spice Last

It was last a pretty long time if stored properly. To store the spice, place it in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dark place and it will last up to 2 years.

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How Much Pumpkin Pie Spice Do I Substitute for Individual Spices

If a recipe calls for all of the ingredients are that are pumpkin pie spice, give or take allspice, add up all of the measurements of the spices in that recipe and replace it with your pumpkin pie spice substitute.

So if a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon cloves, I would substitute the individual spices with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

I don't have all of the spices to make pumpkin pie spice, what do I do?

If you're in a pinch and don't have pumpkin pie spice and can't DIY it, you can substitute the amount of pumpkin pie spice with ground cinnamon.

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How Do I Use Pumpkin Pie Spice? 

You can use it in your coffee, pies, cheesecakes, or any other baked good that you want warm spices in. Here are a few that I've used pumpkin spice in.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice today with just 5 warm spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 2 tablespoons
Calories 28 kcal


  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  • In a small bowl, add in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Whisk until combined.
  • Place in an airtight container and store at room temperature.


Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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