Pumpkin pie spice is a popular spice blend commonly used in North American cooking, especially in recipes for pumpkin pie and other fall-inspired dishes.
It typically contains a mixture of warm, aromatic spices that complement the flavors of pumpkin, squash, and sweet potato dishes.
The main ingredients in pumpkin pie spice include:
The homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe I provide below yields a bit less than 1/2 cup of spice mixture. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup, so my recipe which is less than 1/2 cup is equivalent to 6 tablespoons.
The proportions of these spices can vary, but a typical blend might include equal parts of cinnamon and ginger, with smaller amounts of nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
Pumpkin pie spice is used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, particularly during the fall and holiday season.
Where can I use this Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Here are some uses:
- Pumpkin Pie: The most famous use of pumpkin pie spice is in pumpkin pie. It adds warmth and flavor to the filling.
- Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Many coffee shops offer pumpkin spice lattes in the fall, which use the spice blend to infuse coffee with those warm, comforting flavors.
- Baked Goods: This spice can be added to muffins, cookies, scones, and other baked goods for a seasonal touch.
- Oatmeal: A pinch of this spice can enhance the flavor of your morning oatmeal or cereal.
- Pancakes and Waffles: Sprinkle some spice into the batter of pancakes or waffles to make them taste like a cozy autumn morning.
- Spiced Nuts: Tossing roasted nuts in a mixture of this spice, sugar, and a bit of butter or oil creates a delicious and aromatic snack.
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup: You can make your own syrup for drizzling on pancakes or waffles by adding this spice to a simple syrup mixture.
- Roasted Vegetables: Some people use this spice to season roasted vegetables, like sweet potatoes or butternut squash, for a comforting side dish.
- Candied Yams: It’s also used in candied yams or sweet potato casseroles.
- Smoothies: A pinch of this spice can be added to fall-inspired smoothies.
Feel free to experiment with this spice blend in your recipes to add warmth and a touch of fall to your dishes.
Adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences, as some people prefer a more pronounced spice flavor, while others like it milder.
Note: The decorative mini pumpkins were made by my daughter. You can find instructions how to make them yourselves in her site: It’s Handmade of Course!
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- In a small bowl, combine all the spices.
- Pass them through a sieve and then mix thoroughly to ensure an even blend.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container or spice jar.
The homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe I provided yields a bit less than 1/2 cup of spice mixture.
(Half a cup is equivalent to 8 tablespoons).
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 16Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 0g
"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
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