Winter is around the corner! With leaves changing color, cherry pumpkins showing up on your doorsteps, in the mid of fall – summer seems to be a distant memory!
And this calls for nothing better than a pumpkin pie – a symbol of the fall harvest and merriment!
Baking a pumpkin pie in the fall is one of the most relishing experiences. And all you want to do is rush to a nearby store, grab a jar of pumpkin pie spice and enjoy your pie! But then, your delight turns to disappointment as you discover the spice is out of stock.
Do not worry if you cannot get your hands on pumpkin pie spice. You can make one yourself!
Yes, you heard that right!
You can easily make your own go-to ingredient for your fall baking. And don’t let the name fool you, this spice has a wide variety of uses beyond pumpkin pie.
Just blend a few spices and you can flavor your pie, your morning latte or your favorite dish with your favorite spice. And once you have made your own pumpkin spice at home, you may never want to go back to a commercial one!
Here’s how you can make pumpkin pie spice at home.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Things you’ll need:
- Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
- Ginger powder – 2 teaspoons
- Nutmeg powder – 1 teaspoon
- Clove powder – 1 teaspoon
- Mace powder – ½ teaspoon
- Allspice powder – ½ teaspoon
Step 1. Combine cinnamon, clove and ginger in a bowl
- Put 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder in a bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon of clove powder and 2 teaspoons of ginger powder.
Step 2. Add the remaining ingredients
Add 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder, ½ teaspoon of mace powder and ½ teaspoon of allspice powder to the mixture.
Step 3. Mix and store
Stir and mix the ingredients thoroughly and store it in an airtight container.
You can store this homemade spice for up to 1 year and enjoy using it in numerous recipes.
Summary of How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
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