I’ve been going through a lot of recipes lately, and the most redundant ingredient is pumpkin. It figures it might be, since autumn is right around the corner and harvest season is here. Sometimes it’s actual pumpkin, other times it’s pumpkin pie spice. Knowing how hard it’s going to be to find pumpkin pie spice, I started searching for a homemade recipe.
In the middle of my search, I get a phone call from dad, who I had sent to the market to get me some needed spices (cinnamon, cumin…). Standing at the Spices section, he was told me he found this combination of spices which he thought might interest me. As he was reading the ingredients in it, they all clicked together, I told him to get as much as he can! He had conveniently found me pumpkin pie spice, without me mentioning it to him! Coincidence? I think not!
Pumpkin pie spice is probably the main ingredient for all fall baking, so considering how it might not always be available, and how it’s relatively a bit expensive, you can whip it up in your kitchen using spices that are already found in your cabinet.
I will be posting soon a series of my favorite autumn baking, considering how big my list is I found it better to divide them into categories, the first one being, well I think you might have guessed it by now, Pumpkin desserts. So to get you ready for it, here is what you’ll need to make your own pumpkin pie spice.
- ¼ cup ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- Stir together all of the spices in a bowl until well combined. Store in an air-tight container away from direct sunlight for up to one year.
And it’s as easy as that! 😀
N.B. I will be back to posting the desserts I have baked, just as soon as I get completely settled in here. 🙂