Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mix Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Pumpkin Pie Spice is obscenely expensive.  And we are fast approaching Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin 'Everything' season so whattaya do (that was a rhetorical question)?  I'll tell you what I did:  I went to a Dollar Store and bought  2 oz. jars of each: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, All Spice & Ground Clove for $1 each. Total:  10 oz. of spices for $5. 

McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice...
1.12 oz. For $4.98

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Pumpkin Pie Spice #1
1/4 cup cinnamon
1 Tbsp. allspice
1 1/2 tsp. each ginger and nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves

Pumpkin Pie Spice #2

1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1/8 cup ground ginger
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon ground cloves

Pumpkin Pie Spice #3
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Apple Pie Spice
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Combine all ingredients and seal in ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).

I like to  quadruple the recipe & store it in a Jelly Canning Jar.

Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Well, now I think you are brilliant. I put together spice mixes myself, but I've not mixed up a pumpkin spice mix and I love pumpkin spice-flavored coffee. I sure will do it now. Thanks much.