Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice madebyjayne.com

For years my only experience of pumpkins was carving faces into them at Halloween, my sister and I used to get one each and were left (at a surprisingly young age!) to carve them ourselves, after such fun we would roast the pumpkin seeds but that was all we ate of the pumpkin. I was all grown up before I would taste pumpkin pie and if I’m honest it’s not my favourite thing although there is something about it that has me craving it and trying again each autumn. I’ve decided that it’s the flavour of the spices that keeps me coming back. You can buy pumpkin pie spice although its only available here at inflated import prices so I thought Id try to make my own.

If you bake you are likely to already have the spices you need for this, it will take mere moments to make. You will the then have the perfect spice for your autumn baking regardless of whether pumpkin is involved!

tip: Saving an old spice jar is perfect for this if you don’t already have a little tin or jar. While you are at it why not make extra to give as a little gift?

Pumpkin Pie Spice


  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • a pinch of cloves


  1. Measure all of the spices into a small bowl, stir to combine.
  2. Keep in a small tin or jar.

Pumpkin Pie Spice madebyjayne.com


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  1. #1 by Liz on October 5, 2013 - 21:39

    your post makes me smile 🙂 Photo is lovely.

    • #2 by Jayne on October 6, 2013 - 14:02

      Thank you, sweet of you to say!

  2. #3 by lizthechef on October 5, 2013 - 22:53

    I have never met anyone from the UK who can tolerate pumpkin pie – LOL…Great idea to make your own spice mix.

    • #4 by Jayne on October 6, 2013 - 14:01

      Thanks Liz, true it is definitely not served often here!

  3. #5 by atasteofmadess on October 6, 2013 - 04:59

    I have never bought pumpkin pie spice, but now I don’t have to! Thanks for sharing!

    • #6 by Jayne on October 6, 2013 - 14:00

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. #7 by Wendy Read (@Sunchowder) on October 6, 2013 - 16:18

    My husband won’t go two feet near a Pumpkin Pie Jayne!!! But, I made a gluten free Pumpkin Bread yesterday using a jar of my Pumpkin Butter and added a few small chocolate chips and he ate it just fine!! Love the idea of making your own mix for the spice blend. I can smell it from here! Cute post.

    • #8 by Jayne on October 12, 2013 - 21:35

      English husbands and pumpkin pie just don’t go together do they? Your pumpkin bread sounds great!

  5. #9 by Barb | Creative Culinary on October 6, 2013 - 22:14

    I just go to the hassle of measuring all the spices each time I make it Jayne. WHY??? Have I not done this before? Great idea…now tell me…you guys are making a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving right? As in Thankful our screwed up country is not a part of England!! 🙂

    • #10 by Jayne on October 7, 2013 - 20:34

      Lol! Sadly there will be no pumpkin pie here, my husband won’t touch it!

  6. #11 by shaheen on October 28, 2013 - 13:57

    Thank you so much for sharing this Jayne, I can never find pumpkin spice in the U.K so its good to make my own now

    • #12 by Jayne on October 28, 2013 - 16:22

      Thank you for commenting!

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