Nothing says autumn like the smell of pumpkin pie and pumpkin-pie spice! Why not make a batch of it now and keep it on hand for the yummy recipes you’ll be making for then next few months? Making your own is easy and allows you to add a little more or a little less of the spices you like or don’t like as much.
Here is the mixture I use…although I double it and keep it in it’s own little jar in my spice cabinet….
Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
Mix these all together and keep in an airtight jar.
What do I love about this? I always have it on hand. I use it on the bottom of the coffee filter before adding coffee. I put it in a strainer in cider. I sprinkle a bit into the carved pumpkin before the lighting the candle. You can even put it in little hidden jars around the house…it just smells soooo dang good!
What don’t I love about this? Well, I tweeked it so I’d love it…so nothing! If you are not fond of ginger, omit it. If you LOVE nutmeg, add a bit more. That is the beauty of homemade!