Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice {In Between Bites}

There isn’t a spice blend that I use more during the fall and winter months than pumpkin pie spice. No other spice blend says ‘it’s holiday time’ quite like pumpkin pie spice does. Sure, you can buy pre-made pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store, but I think that store bought pumpkin pie spice can sometimes have a very muted flavor – which is why I prefer to make my own. Additionally, many ready-made pumpkin pie spice blends do not contain cloves – which I find tragic.

I like to make a large batch of pumpkin pie spice and keep it in an air-tight container. While this pumpkin pie spice blend is perfect in Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts, you can also use it in place of the spices in gingerbread cookies, or use it for pumpkin spice-ified Baked French Donuts. Why not try sprinkling a little on top of your holiday eggnog (or in my case, Silk-nog), swirling it into vanilla yogurt, or tossing some into pancake batter? The possibilities are truly endless, making pumpkin pie spice a great blend to have on hand.

Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4½ tsp ground ginger
  • 4½ tsp ground nutmeg {if grating whole nutmeg, use only 1tbsp – it’s much more potent than already ground nutmeg}
  • 2¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 1⅛ tsp ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Store in an air-tight container.

 

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