Making Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is simple and it saves a lot of money, too! It’s my go-to spice blend for Fall.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice blend with text overlay for Pinterest.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice is LIFE during the fall. I find myself sprinkling it on and adding it to just about everything during the autumn months. 

Needless to say, I go through a ton of Pumpkin Pie Spice during the Fall! It’s my go-to ingredient for all things Fall! And this stuff isn’t cheap; for a small 1-ounce jar, I usually pay around $3.99!

With my recipe, you can make quadruple the amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice for the price of one little jar from the grocery store!

What spices are in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice are in the spice mix. 

How much Pumpkin Pie Spice do I need for a pumpkin pie?

For a standard 9-inch pumpkin pie, you’ll need 1 3/4 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in a glass bowl with pumpkin bread in the background.

10 Favorite Uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice:

  1. Snickerdoodles. Instead of rolling the cookie dough in cinnamon & sugar, use this spice blend instead. Amazing!
  2. Oatmeal. Sprinkle some of this spice blend on your oatmeal in the morning. Instead of using water in your oatmeal, use apple cider. Yum!
  3. Spiced Nuts. Make sweet spiced nuts and use Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of the spices the recipe calls for.
  4. Pasta. One of my favorite quick & easy dinners for fall is Buttered Pasta or Pasta with alfredo sauce with a little Pumpkin Pie Spice, and Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.
  5. Rice Krispie Treats. Add a little to your Rice Krispie Treats, and you instantly have a fall dessert the kids will love. ***BONUS: Add some melted pumpkin spice candy melts to the top, and you’ve got a quick, easy, and fantastic fall dessert!
  6. Smoothies. I like to make a vanilla protein smoothie and add a little pumpkin puree and this spice blend to it. Instant fall in a cup. Plus, it’s healthy, too.
  7. Whipped Cream. Add a sprinkle to your freshly whipped cream, and top off your favorite fall pie. Divine!
  8. Sugar Scrub. Make sugar scrub, add one teaspoon of this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe for every cup of sugar in the recipe you use. Put it in a jar, wrap it with a bow, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous hostess gift. For more detailed instructions check out this Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
  9. Popcorn. Sprinkle a little on freshly popped and buttered popcorn; it makes a great snack.
  10. French Toast. Use this spice blend instead of cinnamon. You’ll thank me later. 🙂

A close up overhead picture of the pumpkin spice before it's mixed together.

Cook’s Note:

  • highly recommend using freshly ground nutmeg for this recipe. I like the taste better, and it only takes a little extra effort.
  • Usually, the best-priced spices are from Target, Walmart, and World Market (especially if you’re going to grind your own nutmeg). I would stay away from the grocery store unless you have a wicked good coupon deal!
  • This spice blend will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

How much will 1/2 cup of this spice mix cost to make?



This recipe will make 24 teaspoons of the spice mix. Or about 2 1/2 containers of spice mix from the grocery store. 

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

1/4 cup ground cinnamon – $0.48

2 Tablespoons ground ginger – $0.66

1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg – $1.17

1 Tablespoon ground allspice – $0.70

What do my Pumpkin Churro Waffles, Pumpkin Blossom Cake, Pumpkin Sheet Cake, Pumpkin Bread, Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip, and Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Sage all have in common? My homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, of course!

All the ingredients needed to make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
5 from 3 votes

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Recipe Cost $ 3.01
Serving Cost $ 0.13
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
24 servings
Making homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is simple and it saves a lot of money, too! It’s my go-to spice blend for Fall.


  • small bowl
  • whisk
  • storage jar


  • ¼ cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon ground allspice


  • In a small bowl add all of the ingredients and mix with a fork until fully combines.
  • Transfer pumpkin pie spice mix to an air-tight jar or container.


The pumpkin pie spice mix will keep for 6-12 months when it's stored in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.68g | Protein: 0.12g | Fat: 0.16g | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.05g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Make 1/2 cup of Pumpkin Pie Spice

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If you’re looking for another spice blend, then try my Homemade Apple Pie Spice!

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  1. Tiffany @ Lake Life State of Mind says:

    Jillian, #9 from your uses of pumpkin pie spice will most definitely be introducing itself to a movie night in the near future! What an awesome idea.

  2. Luci's Morsels says:

    Thanks for the tips! I am so glad that pumpkin spice season is here!

  3. I love making homemade spice mixes. This one is so straight forward and to the point. Love it.

  4. Carlos At Spoonabilities says:

    Love this post! I like to read about ingredients and what other recipes, you can make with the pumpkin spice mix. I’m very curious to find out the taste of this spice with pasta.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carlos. Let me know how you like this spice blend with your pasta!