Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of spices that include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. This spice combination known best for adding the earthy-spicy flavor to our seasonal pumpkin pie has become wildly popular. Today it's used in everything from your favorite coffee shop drink to every other dessert and even air freshener. If you've run out, fear not, we'll show you how to make your own spice mix below.
You can purchase commercially prepared spice mix at most any grocery store. Look for popular brands like McCormick. But fear not if you don't have any on hand, there are many great substitutes you can find right in your spice drawer.
In general, if you are baking and you want that "pumpkin pie spice" experience, you should go use the first or 2nd substitute provided.
If you are really crazy about this blend of spices, you may want to check out McCormick's Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Extract. This concentrated liquid can be used to make quick breads, spiced beverages, candies, and even spiced French toast. Per cup of milk, you'll need about 1/2 teaspoon of the extract, and pumpkin bread requires about 1 tablespoon. A pumpkin spiced latte only needs about 1/4 teaspoon.
You can purchase this extract at Walmart stores and online as well as at Amazon.com. Your local well-stocked grocery store may carry it as well in the spice and baking section of the store.
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cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and sulfiting agents. *Note ingredients may vary per brand.
Alcohol (83%), water, and spice extractives (including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice).