Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix Recipe and Rant


IMG_7058Don’t you just hate it when a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice and you don’t have any in the house? Why can’t they just say, “A teaspoon of this and a quarter teaspoon of this and that”? Or you cobble something together and end up with a little bit left over—but never enough for any recipe you want to make—and have a little jar of the substance knocking around your spice cupboard for months to come.

I decided to use the proportions of ingredients from a pumpkin pudding recipe I have had for years and increased times ten to create the pumpkin pie spice mix I’m sharing with you. The recipe makes approximately one cup, so you won’t constantly have to stir up a new batch, yet it’s not so big that you can’t use it up before the spices go stale.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

  • 10 tablespoons ground cinnamon (Yes, I know how to spell cinnamon!)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 5 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Combine well and store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 1 cup.

IMG_7063Throw together this mix and keep it in your spice cupboard and the next time a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice you will have it handy. That pie or those muffins will be in the oven with no goofing around! Begonia


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4 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix Recipe and Rant

  1. Anita says:

    I’m a “make your own” type too.  I use the internet a lot to find such recipes, ‘copy cat’ restaurant recipes or substitutions.  I enjoy your articles – always a treat.  Keep warm!!

    • Anita, you keep warm, too. Looks like temps are going to drop like a rock tonight. I have the radiator plugged in and turned up in the hen house, and I’m bundled up in my polar fleece robe. Gotta love those Lands End sales! Begonia

  2. Sanderella's says:

    Way to go!!!

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