Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

The other day I decided to take a look at the “freshness” date on my pumpkin pie spice… Let’s just say that it probably hasn’t been fresh for quite some time. I swear I just bought that spice yesterday, but that’s not really possible unless yesterday was 2010. So, instead of buying a whole knew bottle that would live in the back of my pantry for the next three years, I decided to whip up my own batch of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice.

So whether you just want to make your homemade pumpkin pie spice fresh when you need it, or you can’t find the store bought version in your area, you can use this recipe and formula to make as much or as little as you need, when you need it.

The recipe below makes about a half cup of pumpkin pie spice, which you can keep in a sealed tight container for about a year. Or, if you want to make a smaller quantity, just follow an approximate ratio of 8:2:2:2:1 (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, clove).

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice in a bowl and in a measuring spoon on a wooden cutting board

How to Use Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Thanks to the popularity of the notorious PSL (pumpkin spice latte), adding pumpkin pie spice to just about anything is game these days. Add this spice mix to your muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, cookies, coffee creamer, homemade ice cream, banana bread, or more. Get creative and enjoy those fall flavors! Try these recipes on for size: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, or Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Spread.

Does Pumpkin Pie Spice Expire?

Like all dried herbs and spices, the potency of this spice mix will slowly degrade over time. The freshness of this homemade pumpkin pie spice is only as good as the oldest ingredient used, so make sure all your spices are nice and fresh before preparing this blend. Once combined, store the homemade pumpkin pie spice in an air-tight container, away from sunlight, for about one year.

Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice fresh when you need it for all of your fall baking, instead of buying a whole bottle that will go to waste later. 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 Tablespoons


  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves


  • Stir together all of the spices in a bowl until well combined. Store in an air-tight container away from direct sunlight for up to one year.
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Serving: 8TbspCalories: 9.48kcalCarbohydrates: 1.61gProtein: 0.18gFat: 0.44gSodium: 1.61mgFiber: 0.53g
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pumpkin pie spice ingredients in a small bowl
Some people don’t like clove, so you can leave that out if you’d like. Or, try using half of the amount that is listed (it can be quite strong).

Close up of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in a measuring spoon, pumpkins in the background

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in a small bowl with a measuring spoon and cinnamon and pumpkins near by