Making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
I love a warming pumpkin pie come pumpkin season and always like to have a punnet of this on standby for whenever the baking mood strikes. Like my spice mix, I like to use fresh pumpkin and make a puree from scratch rather than using a pre-mixed canned version – I always feel with cooking and baking fresh is best, and you can definitely taste the difference!
I’ve formulated this combination to make whipping up a Sweet Pumpkin Pie Recipe super fast and simple, but you can also use this fragrant combination for baking so many things like biscuits, cakes, stewed fruit, you name it!
Here’s our recipe to make your own fragrant blend at home:
- 3tbsp The Spice People’s Cinnamon Ground
- 2tsp The Spice People’s Ginger Ground
- 2tsp The Spice People’s Nutmeg Ground
- 1tsp The Spice People’s Allspice Ground
- 1tsp The Spice People’s Cloves Ground
- Add all of your spices into a bowl and mix together well. Store in an airtight container for future use.
*To make the most of your spices’ flavour, use the mix within 6 months.
Spices used in this recipe
Ground ginger is ginger that has been dried and finely milled. It has a lemony fresh aroma and tangy freshness, slight spiciness and warmth that marry well with cakes, pastries and bread mixes as well as Indian and Asian curries. Ginger is considered a versatile spice, it can be used in sweet and savoury dishes and can replace fresh ginger in any recipe. In its powered form it is key ingredient in curry blends and Chinese Five Spice.$3.45
Cinnamon Ground – Cassia Vera
Cinnamon Ground is the ground powder form of the Cassia quills . It is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cassia vera. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.$3.45
Allspice Berries Ground
Also known as pimento, the allspice berry imparts flavours reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves with a hint of pepper. Allspice is a single small berry from the Jamaican bayberry tree. It is the dried unripe fruit which has a brown colour, which is ground to produce an easy to use powder. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is a key ingredient of Caribbean cuisine. It also contains essential oils with anti-microbial components and health benefits.$3.45
Nutmeg is a unique, versatile, and sweet spice. It is the dried, large, and hard seed of a pear-shaped fruit. It is finely ground, has a brown colour, and contains a high oil quantity. Has a warm aromatic flavour that complements a diversity of foods, particularly sweet dishes. Its ground form is generally preferred for baking when a pre-ground powder is more convenient.$3.45
Cloves are a dark brown, highly pungent and aromatic spice which should be used sparingly in both sweet and savoury dishes such as curries, sauces, stocks, apple dishes. It is especially good with baked ham. It is a spice used in a wide array of different cultures. It brings the palate a cleansing freshness and sweet-spicy flavour. Ground cloves are more likely to be used in recipes where the whole spice would be irritating to take out of the dish$3.45
Click Here to learn how to make your own pumpkin pie at home with this blend.
I’ve also written a few blogs all about Pumpkin pie and the fragrant spices that go in them. Check them out: