Pumpkin pie spice

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A container of pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin pie spice is an American spice mix commonly used as an ingredient in pumpkin pie since at least the 1890s.[1][2][3] Pumpkin pie spice(sometimes also referred to as Pumpkin spice) is similar to the British and Commonwealth mixed spice. It is generally a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice. It can also be used as a seasoning in general cooking.

A recipe for this combination[4] includes:

  • 18 parts ground cinnamon
  • 4 parts ground nutmeg
  • 4 parts ground ginger
  • 3 parts ground cloves
  • 3 parts ground allspice

In recognition of its popularity, it is now available ready-mixed by several companies including McCormick & Company,[5] Trader Joe's[6] and Frontier Natural Products Co-op.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Farmer, Fannie Meritt. 1896. The Original Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, Facsimile Edition of 1986, Weathervane Books, NY,NY
  2. ^ Smiley's cookbook and universal household guide. Smiley Publishing Co. Chicago
  3. ^ Coppin, C.A. 1910. Mamma's Hints to Housekeepers. Advanced Stove Works, Keller-Crescent, Evansville,IN.
  4. ^ DIY Pumpkin Spice: Your Must-Make Fall Ingredient - Betty Crocker (General Mills)
  5. ^ McCormick & Company, Incorporated, 211 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
  6. ^ Pumpkin Pie Spice Trader Joe's
  7. ^ Frontier Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning Blend 1.92 oz. Frontier CO-OP