The Cooking Channel and Betty Crocker have simple and easy-to-follow recipes and tips and tricks on how to make pumpkin pie spice. The pumpkin pie spice can be stored for later use.
To make Betty Crocker's pumpkin pie spice recipe, mix 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves. Store the mixture in a small, clean jar or spice container, and use in recipes such as pumpkin pie, breakfast muffins and squash blossoms.
The Cooking Channel provides tips and tricks that suggest a combination of ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground allspice and, optionally, ground cardamom. The specific amounts of each spice vary from individual to individual. Controlling how much of each ingredient is mixed into the pumpkin pie spice allows for more emphasis on flavors to your liking. The pumpkin pie spice can be used to add sweetness to casseroles, cookies and pies, or used as a garnish for mashed potatoes or turnips.
Make sure to check for freshness before using stored pumpkin pie spice. Smell the mix, and if the aroma is gone, then the spice is no longer good to use.