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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is a fantastic addition to your holiday baking and it's really easy to make your own.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Pumpkin Pie Spice is a beautiful marriage of spices that are used in both sweet and savory cooking. Generally made up of a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and all spice it is a welcomed addition to any pumpkin dish especially around the holidays.

Let’s face it, when you start to see Pumpkin-spiced everything you know the Holidays are just around the corner. There are things that trigger the holidays for me like crisp weather, darker evenings and certain flavors. Spices like cinnamon, ginger, all spice are those such flavors that to me taste like Christmas and they signify happy times.

Fall is baking season. It is a time when fair weather bakers dust off their cook books and start to get into the spirit of the season. We all indulge (and then some) in Pies, desserts and cookies galore. Even as someone who bakes pretty much on a daily basis, I do tend to go all-in during the holidays leaving no cookie uneaten. I commit to it. So, put on that apron, find your rolling pin and cookie cutters and get stuck into the Holiday season. There are so many wonderful recipes to make, you need to get cracking already.

Feel free to use your Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in your  baking in replace of cinnamon. With the addition of the extra spices it will add more flavor and depth to your Fall baking. It’s all of those spices that give you a warm feeling inside.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice can be used in my Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie Egg Rolls and my Traditional Pumpkin Pie recipe. Also check out my whole section on Holidays baking to really get you in the mood.

4.8 from 15 votes
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is a fantastic addition to your holiday baking and it's really easy to make your own.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  1. Mix all together to make pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Store in a labeled airtight container for up to 6 months.
  3. Multiply the recipe to make a full jar so you have it to hand for all of your Holiday baking.



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  1. Binaifer on May 13, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I live in India and I want to know what can be substituted for allspice as I’m not sure we get it here.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm


      It’s a hard one to replace but if you don’t have it you can just leave it out and just continue with the other spices. It will still taste good.

      Hope this helps,

  2. Jee on November 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Gemma! 🤗
    My husband just bought a huge pumpkin. Thinking about making pumpkin pie (never done it before!), but I don’t have nutmeg to make the mix spice. Can you recommend a substitute?
    Thanks alot!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm


      Pumpkin pie is really easy, you will nail it. If you don’t have the nutmeg you can just leave it out, no problem. It will still taste really good.


  3. Verónica on September 28, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Gemma I live in Mexico and we don have a spice call all spice.. Is.there any replacement? Or has another name? Can be done from scratch? Thanks so much

    • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Veronica,

      Yes you can use cinnamon instead of pumpkin spice. That is perfectly fine.


  4. Patricia on September 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Hi love your recipes I tried three more of and add pumpkin pie latte very good now I don’t have to go to Starbucks all the time .Lemon bars good I can go on you make baking fun.Well I’m going too try some baking pies this time

    • Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Hi Patricia,
      Good to hear, thank you for letting us know, it is good to have you baking with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. JulesK on September 1, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Thank you so much for this spice mix Gemma. I went hunting and knew you would have me covered. Pumpkin flavoured baking is everywhere at the moment. Can I ask, why is it called Pumpkin if there is no pumpkin in it? Do you have to add real pumpkin to the bake too? Sorry for the silly question, I have never tried anything Pumpkin before.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 1, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Hi Jules,
      Pumpkin spice is so called because it is used to flavor pumpkin pie!
      This spice is called ‘mixed spice’ in Ireland and the UK, and is a big part of Christmas baking, cakes and puddings.
      Really lovely mix, a little in apple pies too! Very autumn/Fall,
      Gemma 🙂

      • JulesK on September 5, 2018 at 11:27 am

        Thank you Gemma. I always use mixed spice as its a family favourite but never even thought to use a mix. Going to make this tomorrow. Thank you

        • Gemma Stafford on September 6, 2018 at 2:26 am

          Hi Jules,
          there you go! It is a handy one to have to hand, we use this type of spice a lot in Ireland and the UK, a fruit cake would not be a fruit cake without it!
          Gemma 🙂

  6. Nana Osei-Tutu on November 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this chart Gemma! Also if you don’t mind, could you please put up a chart for apple pie spice as well? I feel that a lot of people ask for it but can never get it in stores.

  7. Leia on November 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Hello :3 I didn’t find the allspice so how I can do it? Can I replace it? Please answer me ^^

    • Gemma Stafford on November 6, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Hi Leia,
      This is a spice in its’ own right. It is a peppery spice, which tastes a bit like a mix of Cinnamon, nutmeg, five spice, cloves. I would choose to substitute 1 teaspoon of allspice, you can use 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, and a pinch of ground nutmeg, this will do it for you 🙂

      • Aisha Nielsen on November 10, 2016 at 3:03 am

        Hi Gemma

        I think it would be a good idea if You made a Homemade All Spice recipe like this one, because we are a lot of Bold Bakers around the world who can’t buy All Spice in the local stores.

        Best thoughts, Aisha

        • Gemma Stafford on November 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

          Hi aisha, allspice is a spice! it looks a bit like a peppercorn, and tastes like cinnamon.cloves/nutmeg/black pepper. So, you can try 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, and a pinch of ground nutmeg and a touch of black pepper. This will give the flavor! Gemma 🙂

      • Shruthi Achut on July 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

        I used pepper instead of all spice. It was amazing. I had a bad cold and fever and the pumpkin spice Latte was heavenly and most welcome to my body. Thanks Gemma for this wonderful recipie. 😀

        • Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2017 at 8:28 am

          That is so good to hear, thank you for letting me know,
          Gemma 🙂

      • Veronica on September 28, 2018 at 11:12 am

        This replacement is apart from what we already have to add of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg? I mean I add that to the mixture. So will be instead of 2 of cinnamon 2 1/2?is that correct?

        • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2018 at 8:39 pm

          It’s in addition to yes. If you feel like it’s too much you can cut it down a little.


  8. dominik_kluge on November 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Thanks so much for this recipe!
    Here in Germany, I can’t get Pumpkin Pie Spice. So I was looking for a recipe to make it on my own…and so I did. It tastes really really good in every pumpkin recipe (I didn’t expect that) and my family loves it too 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on November 6, 2016 at 4:18 am

      Thank you for letting me know, I am happy when you are 🙂

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