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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice from scratch

It's not Fall without pumpkin spice! This homemade pumpkin pie spice is made completely from scratch and is totally worth the effort. 
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Pie Spice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1/2 cup grated ginger root
  • 10 3 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp whole allspice
  • 2 tsp whole cloves


  • Heat oven to lowest setting. 
  • Place grated ginger on parchment covered baking sheet. 
  • Bake, stirring often, until thoroughly dry.
  • Turn oven off and on as needed, or prop door slightly open with a wooden spoon. If ginger begins to brown, turn off oven and let it dry with the residual heat. This may take up to 2 hours, depending on how juicy the ginger is.
  • Toast the cinnamon sticks and nutmeg, in a skillet over medium low heat, for about 3 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently!
  • Add allspice and cloves and continue to toast for 2-3 minutes, until very fragrant. Remove pan from heat and immediately pour spices onto a plate to cool.
  • Once cool, finely grate the nutmeg into a small bowl. 
  • Using a coffee or spice grinder, grind the remaining spices in several batches. Be prepared – this may make a lot of noise! Sift spices through a fine sieve into the bowl with the nutmeg. 
  • Put any large pieces left in the sieve back into the grinder and grind again
  • Repeat as necessary. If there are some small, stubborn pieces that won’t grind, dispose of them.
  • Whisk together the spices and store in small bottles or sealed bags in a dark, cool location.