Making your own pumpkin pie spice is easier than dragon to the grocery store, and way less expensive than buying it premade!
Last week I was shopping for some spices and started to throw a canister of Pumpkin Pie Spice into the cart. I looked twice at the price $4.99 for a tiny 1.12 oz jar. YIKES. I turned the jar around and looked at the ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and Allspice. I knew I had all of those at home in my spice cupboard.
I placed the jar back on the shelf, and went on my way. Back at home, I fired up my laptop. Looked for “Pumpkin Pie Spice” recipes. About 2,180,000 results. Oh my. No, I didn’t read all of the results! But I did develop my own recipe for How to make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice in the process.
Did you know that on a label, the ingredients listed are in order of ingredients found in the largest amount, by weight, down to the ingredients found in the least amount. I re-read the label, and decided to add a little bit of ground cloves too, because everyone loves a bit of clove during holiday season, right?
By my calculation, I spent about $2.00 on close to double the amount of spice I was able to mix up in my own kitchen. I bought some cute little crocks to put the spice mix in, but you can use anything you have around the house, or an old spice bottle ( I would use one of the spices contained in the pump pie spice mix). How’s that for thrifty? Mom would be proud. In a good way.
Are you in the mood for cooking? I hope so. Here’s the lineup for the rest of the week:
Tues: Sheri’s Southern Cornbread Dressing
Wed: Balsamic Roasted Yams and Onions
Thu: Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole
Fri:Sheri’s Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugared Pecans
Sat:Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie