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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice

Written by: Georgina Ingham | Posted 22 September 2016 10:25

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice
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There is no escaping the fact that autumn is well and truly upon us. Mornings are crisp and fresh, your breath misting in the early air and the nights are drawing in earlier and earlier, creeping in some days soon after lunch, or so it seems. As the leaves start to change colour, tumble from the branches and make for a softer feel underfoot, many varieties of squash and pumpkins show up in farmers markets and vegetable box schemes across the land, not to mention on doorsteps as Halloween is celebrated. Summer seems like a distant memory and I'm ready to embrace what the season has to offer.

 

 Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels Photograph: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

Pumpkin pie spice enhanced treats make their appearance just about, well, everywhere from coffee shop lattes to sweet bakes, to soups and of course that most American of pies itself.

 

Pumpkin pie spice isn’t all that dissimilar to British mixed spice and at a pinch they can be substituted however, the British spice blend isn’t quite as sweet as its American cousin. So when you’re in the rural UK, what else is a girl to do except make her own? Well, I could order online but store bought varieties can vary hugely in their spice blend and quality.

 

 Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels Photograph: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice - The Quintessential Taste of Autumn

 

Making your own spice blend costs less than buying a big jar of something pre-made, especially if you already have most of the spices (and has anyone seen my spice rack recently *ahem*). It's also better to make smaller batches so you use up the blend before it starts to go stale and loses its flavour. And, of course you can adjust the spice quantities to get a balance that suits you perfectly. Trust me, once you've made your own, you'll never want to buy a commercial blend again.

 

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 Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels Photograph: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice - Pumpkin Spice is Everywhere right now. Why not Make Your Own?

Pumpkin Pie Spice

The quintessential taste of autumn.
 
Ingredients
2 tablespoons Ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons Ground ginger
3 teaspoons Ground cardamom
2 teaspoons Ground allspice
2 teaspoons Ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Ground mace
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
 
Instructions
1. Measure out all the ingredients and whisk together in a small bowl.
2. Store in an airtight container for up to one year.
 
Details
Prep time:
Cook time: 0
Total time:
Yield: Approx 5 tablespoons
 
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