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Out of pumpkin spice? No worries! DIY your autumn with this easy pumpkin pie spice substitute.
If you’ve ever found yourself craving the warm, cozy flavors of fall but realized you’re fresh out of pumpkin pie spice, don’t worry! You don’t need to make an extra trip to the store. It’s so easy to make your own pumpkin pie spice substitute.
What you’ll need to make Pumpkin Pie Spice:
- Ground cinnamon: a cozy, aromatic spice for a touch of warmth in your dishes. Sweet, woody, and utterly delightful.
- Ground ginger: a zesty and warming spice with a hint of citrus. It brings a bold and distinctive flavor.
- Ground nutmeg: a fragrant spice with a sweet yet slightly peppery kick. Elevates both sweet and savory recipes with its signature warmth.
- Ground cloves: intensely aromatic spice with a hint of sweetness and a touch of earthiness. It’s another bold flavor that you can’t skip!
- Ground allspice: a symphony of flavors, combining hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. But it’s all one unique spice!
Allspice is the dried, un-ripened berry of the myrtle pepper tree, or pimento, which is native to Jamaica and much of Central America. It’s often mistaken for a blend of spices, but it is a single ingredient. Its name is derived from the flavor profile — a mixture of nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon and clove.
- Optional (but you should totally try it) Black ground pepper: a kitchen staple with a pungent and versatile kick. This secret ingredient to pumpkin pie adds a unique depth of flavor and doesn’t stand out at all, I promise!
Whisk together the spices in a small bowl and then transfer them to a spice jar or small container. You can easily double or triple the recipe to get you through the entire baking season.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground all-spice
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp ground all-spice, ¼ tsp ground black pepperWhisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and then transfer to a spice jar or small container. Use as called for in recipes listing pumpkin pie spice.