Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of 5 pantry-friendly, tasty spices for all your favorite autumn-flavored pies, cakes, biscuits, and other snacks made in less than 5 minutes! It adds a warm and cozy flavor to those delectable treats that your family will enjoy all year round.
I enjoy preparing recipes at home that are simple to make using cupboard essentials, and pumpkin pie spice is definitely one of them. I love how the comforting aroma permeates the air whenever I stir the ingredients together. Just thinking about it puts me in full-on baking gear! I can't wait to find myself dusting it on and adding it to just about everything. It's like having a taste of autumn all year round.
Instead of buying a spice mix in a jar, I always make my own pumpkin pie spice for several reasons:
First, those small spice jars are pretty expensive. As a result, saving money by producing my own tasty pumpkin pie spice is always a good idea. You can even personalize it to your liking. My version usually has a strong cinnamon flavor. In addition, purchasing it in a store does not ensure it will be available when you need it. So, that is the reason why I opt for homemade, which takes only a few minutes to prepare and keep in a tiny jar for use throughout the season. Lastly, the recipe is adaptable. I have complete control over the proportions of each component. Feel free to experiment with the spices if you prefer more of one or less of another. Adjust the amount or ratio to make the spice blend to your liking.
This recipe is quick and easy to make! It only calls for 5 basic spices that can be reduced to 4.
The best part - mixing them all! Add all of the spices to a large bowl and thoroughly combine them. A small basin is ideal if you are making a little amount. However, if you want more, mix the spices in a separate container before transferring them to the jars to ensure even distribution of spices is acquired. I adore the scent of autumn that these spices bring to my kitchen. Surely, pumpkin pie spice makes us want to celebrate and get ready for the holidays.
The spices that comprise the pumpkin pie spice are not just tasty but great to our body too.
I must admit, spices are oftentimes taken for granted in the kitchen. Storing them correctly can be a challenge. After leaving the spice for a while, returning to them with the same fragrance and flavor exactly as you last used them means good storage. As they say, take care of your spices, and your food will take care of itself, giving you the best flavor all the time.
Spices are some of the most long-lasting ingredients in your kitchen, with a lifespan ranging from months to years. In storing my pumpkin pie spice, I keep the spice in a sealed container at room temperature for several months. Whenever I am in a DIY mood, I would put them in jars that I found online. Finally, labeling the jars keeps everything neat and adds a unique aesthetic look.
Spices lose their flavor when exposed to air. To maintain optimum taste, keep them intact in a moist free environment. Follow these tips to ensure high-quality spices are enjoyed for a longer time:
Try one of these cozy treats on your next baking adventure:
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