I’ve used a lot of pre-made pumpkin pie spice mixes in my day and never will I ever use it again after making my own. I’ve also tried a lot of recipes to make it in the past. I used my base recipe, tweaked a thing here and there, and here is the grand pumpkin pie spice mix. It’s got a perfect blend of clove on the forefront, a background of nutmeg, and ginger to keep it bright, along with allspice to give a perfect balance.
On an allspice kind of note: I learned something new about allspice. It is actually from the allspice plant. I thought that it was just a blend of spices because there is a lot of clove essence, but no. I came across a video (which you can view at the bottom, below the recipe) that explains it all. Just got a new wrinkle in my brain.
I have whole cloves, which I grind up with a mortar and pestle, but you can use pre-ground. To mix the spices I find what works best is my Magic Bullet with a flat blades. It grinds everything up into a perfect powder, and cleanup is totally easy. If you don’t have a Magic Bullet (or NutriBullet) please do invest in one. They are super handy. A little half pint mason jar is perfect to store your spectacular creation in.
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE MIX
Makes a little less than 1/2 cup.
4 T. ground cinnamon
2 T. ground ginger
2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground allspice
Grind all ingredients in a grinder of some sort. (Heads up, don’t use a coffee grinder that has already been used for coffee before…unless you want coffee flavored pumpkin pie spice)
Here is that video that explains what allspice is. You “foodies” out there might appreciate 🙂