Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice with this simple recipe made with five ingredients. This homemade pumpkin pie spice is a great substitute for store-bought spice.

jar of pumpkin pie spice

If you’re looking for a homemade recipe for pumpkin pie spice, then you came to the right place. It’s really easy to make this spice at home with only a few simple ingredients. This recipe is a great pumpkin pie spice substitute for the spice you buy at the store. In fact, it tastes even better because it’s fresher and homemade. We love making a batch of these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with the homemade spice. Or try using it in any of your favorite pumpkin desserts and dishes.

pumpkin pie spice ingredients on a plate

The entire process for creating this homemade spice takes less than five minutes! Make a batch or two and store it until you are ready to use.

What can you use instead of pumpkin pie spice?

If you’re looking for an alternative to store-bought pumpkin pie spice, then you can use this homemade recipe.

Pumpkin pie spice ingredients

  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground All Spice
  • Ground Cloves

How to make pumpkin pie spice

Stir together all of the pumpkin pie spice ingredients – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice and cloves. Mix well to combine and then store in a small spice jar or container.

scooping out pumpkin pie spice from a jar

Tips for making homemade spices:

  • Always use fresh spices. Fresh spices yield the best flavor. Most ground spices last for 6 months to 2 years. We recommend using spices purchased within the past year.
  • Store the spices in a clean, airtight container away from heat and light. We store all of our spices in a small glass spice jar in a drawer in our kitchen.

If you’re looking for more pumpkin recipes featuring pumpkin pie spice flavors, try a classic Pumpkin Pie or this delicious Maple Pumpkin Bread. We also really love pumpkin donuts, fluffy pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Yield: 1 (1/4 cup) serving
Total Time:
5 mins
Try this wonderful pumpkin pie spice that works in a variety of pumpkin deserts and dishes.
scooping out pumpkin pie spice from a jar
5 from 3 votes


  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground all spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine spices in a small bowl; mix well to combine. Store in a small spice jar or container.


  • Store in a sealed container. 
  • You can double the batch to make even more.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 330, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 539mg, Carbohydrates: 79g, Fiber: 41g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 5g, Calcium: 641%, Iron: 9.3%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Spices, Sauces, and Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin pie spice substitute, Pumpkin Spice
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