Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


about 2-1/2 tablespoons

Updated: Sep. 20, 2023
To add delicious flavor to your pumpkin pie recipe, try this pumpkin spice. This pumpkin pie spice blend can also be used to make spiced nuts. —Mary Dixon, Catlin, Illinois


  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
  2. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice may be used as a substitute for store-bought pumpkin pie spice or to prepare the following recipe: Spiced Nuts.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cinnamon comes in two basic types: Ceylon and cassia. Ceylon cinnamon’s delicate, complex flavor is ideal for ice creams and simple sauces. The spicy, bolder cassia cinnamon (often labeled simply as cinnamon) is preferred for baking.
  • Nutmeg is the secret spice in many savory dishes. It’s commonly used in white sauces, pastas and potato dishes. Be careful not to overdo it. A small amount of the spice goes a long way.
  • Don't be afraid to sprinkle this delicious spice into our top 10 pumpkin dessert recipes or our Thanksgiving pie recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/4 teaspoon: 2 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.