Pumpkin Pie Spice is so easy to make at home and only requires a few simple ingredients. If you are a pumpkin lover like me, you will be able to make this year-round when you can’t find it in stores. This will amp up all of you fall treats or cozy drinks.

a small mason jar with homemade pumpkin pie spice in it. It is labeled with a black and white handwritten note.

Fall is in full effect in our house, and it has me making ALL of the tasty pumpkin treats. One thing is for sure- just about every pumpkin recipe calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice.

This is why I had to make my own simple recipe to keep on hand, since I am always using it!

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you are a home-baker, I’m sure you have been using apple pie spice before.

The thing is, there is no exact rule of which spices need to be included in pumpkin pie spice for it to be called that. However, some are more common than others. 

They all complement each other so well and it’s the perfect blend of warm, rich, and fragrant flavors with a hint of heat. 

These ingredients are also all found in Apple Pie Spice, the only thing that differs is that the Apple Pie Spice has Cardamom in it!

All ingredients are laid out in a bowl

What Different Spices Make up this Tasty Blend

5 very fall-y spices make up this perfect blend. I bet you have most of them in your cabinet too!

Cinnamon is my ultimate life staple! I love adding cinnamon to my daily coffee or oatmeal!

Ginger: Bron and raised in China, ginger is one of my favorite spices to cook and bake with.


Allspice & Cloves: The last 2 spices in this blend complement each other very well. Cloves tend to be more on the sweet side, and Allspice has peppery tones.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice at Home

In less than 5 minutes, you can make your very own spice blend at home!

All you need is your various spices, a measuring spoon, and a jar to store it in!

Reasons to Make Homemade Spices

You might ask yourself why should I make my own spice blend when I can buy it in the store? 

There are 3 main reasons to start making your spice blends at home:

  • Cheaper: Making homemade apple pie spice is cheaper than buying it. Mostly because you probably have some or all of the spices at home already.
  • Fresher: Believe it or not, spices expire just like everything else that’s eatable. By making it yourself, you can guarantee it’s freshly made. 
  • Adjust Taste: By making the pumpkin pie spice yourself, you can add more or less of the spices you love and dislike.

Recipes that Call for Pumpkin Pie Spice

To be honest- I could use pumpkin pie spice ALL YEAR!

It is seriously, SO GOOD.

But one of my favorite recipes that calls for it, are my Pumpkin Pie Bars. Just wait till you take a bite, the crust is perfectly buttery, and the filling is just so cozy!

Or– if you are looking for a tasty drink, sprinkle some of this in my Homemade Mocha.

Store in an airtight container!

How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you double or triple this recipe to make a large batch of pumpkin pie spice mix, make sure you store it in an air-tight container, either in glass or in plastic.

My best hack is to repurpose an old spice jar. Simple clean it out and make sure it is completely dry before adding your freshly made pumpkin spice. 

Now you can store your homemade pumpkin pie spice with style, and with a built-in shaker.

Which one of your favorite pumpkin dessert recipes are you going to make with this pumpkin pie spice blend? Leave me a comment below and we can inspire each other.


Get the recipe:Simple Pumpkin Pie Spice in 5 Minutes

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  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Store the pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. It will keep for up to 6 months.

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.