After the Trick or Treaters all disappear into the darkness I’m always left with two things: 1) candy I don’t want, 2) pumpkins that slowly rot on my porch.
Luckily, this year I decorated with pie pumpkins that can actually be made into something useful after Halloween. Mmmmm…pumpkin pie!
Did you know that one of the most important ingredients in pumpkin pie – the spice mixture – does not have to be purchased? Don’t waste your money, because really, how often do you need pumpkin pie spice anyway? (And who has room for another bottle in their spice cupboard?) Today we’ll show you how to make your own pumpkin pie spice from the spices you may already have.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 4 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 ½ tsp. ground allspice
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
Good for gifts
I’m afraid after writing this article I will be expected to bring the pumpkin pies to holiday gatherings this year. Oops. If baking pies is not your thing, you can still make this homemade spice and give as a gift. Pumpkin pie season is just beginning, so this will be a terrific gift for family members getting ready to bake this fall! How about giving this to your Thanksgiving hostess with a pretty ribbon around it? You can always bake other delicious pumpkin desserts using this spice (pumpkin rolls and cake, YUM!).
Check out our Homemade Body Scrub article if you want an idea for a non-edible gift you can make with this yummy spice mixture!