Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is an earthy spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. Add it to bread, pies, and muffins for an instant flavor of autumn.

Cinnamon sticks in a bowl of spice blend.

Homemade pumpkin pie spice is a spice that we keep in the pantry year round. It’s found in many of our favorite pumpkin recipes like homemade pumpkin piepumpkin muffinspumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin cake.

Not only do we keep our own blend in the cabinet all year, we also keep extra cans of pumpkin puree. You never know when you might get the craving for a pumpkin roll or pumpkin bread in the middle of July!

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of common spices used to add a little fall flavor to pumpkin desserts, hot drinks, ice creams, and other autumn foods. It’s very popular in the United States, especially during the cooler months.

What Does Pumpkin Pie Spice Have in It?

Several grocery store versions, such as Badia, Great Value, and Good and Gather, contain a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. McCormick brand lists cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice but omits cloves from its recipe.

Our homemade spice blend only takes about 5 minutes to whip up, and includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice with ground cloves as an optional ingredient. Keep a small jar in the spice cupboard to use as a substitute to the store bought version all year round.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice:

Scroll to the recipe card below for the full recipe with instructions and ingredient amounts.

  1. Place the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and ground cloves into a small bowl or jar with a lid.
  2. Whisk or shake to combine the spices.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a bowl.
Pumpkin pie spice in a bowl with a measuring spoon.

What is Allspice?

Allspice is its own spice. It’s not “all spices” or a combination of spices. Allspice is the berry of a tropical plant and has a flavor similar to cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with peppery notes.

It’s located in the spice aisle at most supermarkets and is sold ground or whole.

Can You Make Pumpkin Pie Spice without Allspice?

Yes, absolutely! Any of the individual spices in this blend can be adjusted to taste or omitted completely. The only one I wouldn’t omit is the cinnamon, but the amount can be adjusted.

Top down view of spice blend in a bowl.


Room Temperature: Store homemade pumpkin pie spice blend in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 6 months.

This spice blend is only as fresh and vibrant as the spices used to make it. Use fresh, non-stale spices for the best flavor.

Other Spice Mixes to Try:

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings


  • 6 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves, optional


  • Place spices in a small bowl, and stir to combine.
    6 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    4 teaspoons ground ginger
    4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    2 teaspoons allspice
    2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • Transfer the pumpkin pie spice to a glass jar or container with a lid.
  • See post for FAQs and storage options.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
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