Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Dear Readers,
I'll be out of town, visiting family for the next week or so. In the interim, I have scheduled posts for some of my favorite seasonal recipes from last year, yummy sounding recipes from other websites and a few new ones sprinkled in. I hope you enjoy them and will continue to join me along the way!
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This time of year I use pumpkin pie spice in such a large range of recipes, it dissappears quickly.  I use it in not just pumpkin recipes, but really anything that calls for cinnamon or nutmeg. 
When I do run out of it, it's nice to be able to throw some together. By mixing my own, I can also use higher quality spices than would normally be found in the pre-mixed variety. 

Tips:
  • Many pumpkin pie spices don't contain ground gloves. I add a small amount mainly for the aromatics, less so for the flavor.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
4 teaspoons ground ginger
3 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, optional

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

1 comments:

~Kristen~ said...

I love pumpkin pie spice for use in so many baked goods. Thanks for the recipe! I like the idea of making my own. That way, as you said, higher quality spices can be used. I especially like that I can use nutmeg that I grind myself from whole ones!

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