Homemade Pumpkin Spice is a warm, harmonious blend of natural spices that can be used on everything from lattes to pies this fall season.
Spice things up this autumn with pumpkin spice flavored treats like this Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue or the Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting.
fall is coming... !
In anticipation of the fall season, I was in my kitchen playing around with some spices. Pumpkin spice is the most popular flavor this time of year and for good reason! I decided to come up with my own spice blend that is so fragrant, it's unforgettable. Let the fresh aroma fill up your kitchen!
The recipe yields about ¾ cup of homemade pumpkin spice which will definitely last you all of fall and winter! Oh, and naturally it’s better than store-bought spices. You can adjust the amounts used to make a more personalized flavor.
calling all pumpkin lovers!
If you're truly a pumpkin lover, then you won't want to miss this! Step into fall with Homemade Pumpkin Spice that you can incorporate into your favorite drinks, cookies, desserts, breads, and of course, pies!
Not to mention, this spice blend beats the store bought brands any day of the week! A lot of pumpkin spice mixes that are store bought do not have cardamom and cloves. I truly believe that's what sets this spice blend apart. It adds a bold, rich flavor that's so befitting for any of your Fall baking recipes!
what is pumpkin spice made of?
Put down that premade pumpkin spice mix at the grocery store because we can make it at home. Chances are, you already have all of the ingredients for Homemade Pumpkin Spice sitting right in your cupboards. This staple flavor of the season consists of cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg. cardamom, and ground cloves.
Making homemade pumpkin spice
You haven't encountered an easier recipe. Firstly, combine all the ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl. Then store the mixture in an airtight container. That's it!
enhancing homemade pumpkin spice
Here are some pro tips if you want to take an extra step or two during preparation. These steps would come after mixing together your ingredients. Totally optional!
You can toast the spices in a skillet on the stovetop (just until it smokes) to enhance the flavors.
Grind the spices together for a finer texture. Doing this will freshen up the flavor. By blending spices into a finer consistency, the spices distribute more evenly in whatever you add them to. You can grind the prices with a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder.
how long will the spice mixture last?
Generally, spices last up to 3 years when properly stored. Even then, they are still safe to consume but may lose some of their potency. I store my homemade pumpkin spice in a mason jar or a weck jar. It makes for easy access and even easier storage!
what can i make with homemade pumpkin spice?
The best answer to this is, how creative can you get? The possibilities are truly endless once you have a jar of homemade pumpkin spice. Dash it on your food for an extra taste of fall. Get ready to pumpkin-fy your favorite foods!
Finally, here are some of my suggestions:
- Apple Sauce
- Spiced Nuts
- Roasted Veggies
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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