Make Your Own Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice Mix

Pumpkin Pie Spice ingredients

Making your own Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice is super inexpensive compared to buying those premixed little jars! Just like any "convenience" foods, the pre-made mixed spices are expensive!

 I don't know if you can see in the picture above, but those jars were marked down on sale for $2.99 each. The regular price was almost $5.00 each!  $6-10 worth of spices into two tiny little jars is ridiculous considering that more than likely you already have the spices in your cupboard!

So, what I recommend is making your own. The next time you empty a spice jar or two wash them out and premake your own Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice.

Want to know what the difference is between the two?  Ginger.  Pumpkin Pie Spice has Ginger, and Apple does not.

Now, feel free to play around with the quantities of each spice to suit your own taste, but here's a base recipe for you to start with:

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
makes 1/4 cup

Mix all together and store in airtight container:

Ingredients:
4 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons ground ginger
3 tsp. ground allspice
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.
Optional: ground cloves 1-2 tsp.


APPLE PIE SPICE
makes 1/4 cup.

Ingredients:
Mix all together and store in airtight container:

4 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons nutmeg
3 tsp. allspice
Optional: ground cardamom 1/2 tsp.

Jen's Tip (Jan's daughter):  Sprinkle pumpkin or apple pie spice (instead of plain ol' cinnamon)  onto your applesauce to make it a little more interesting!

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