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Monday, October 1, 2018

Fall Bking and Pumpkin Pie Spice Oh So Yummy

I love to bake in the fall. There are so many goodies that can be made. It also helps the house smell great. One popular ingredient is pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie spice is an American spice mix. As you can imagine it is the spice that goes in pumpkin pie but it goes in so much more as well. Made up of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and may include allspice as well.

You can purchase a bottle of pumpkin pie spice all ready prepared or save a bit of $$ and make your own. Some other great reasons to make your own pumpkin pie spice include:

  • homemade taste better
  • its easy to make , stirring up a few spices 
  • running out of spices can happen right in the middle of a baking marathon. Making your own pumpkin pie spice can save a trip to the store as well as the time it takes you to get the task done
  • Make the recipe your own. Prefer more of a spice than another then do it, prefer to take out one of the spices then you can do that as well. Make it spice or bold its all up to you. 

3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground allspice

Combine ingredients & whisk together OR pulse in a small food processor until combined. (Food processor wakes up those spices if they have been sitting in the cupboard for a while.) Store in a small jar or airtight container.

Now that you have your own supply of pumpkin pie spice what should you do with it?? The question is what should you do first. Here is a list of some great ideas and ways to use your spice mix.

  • The mix will taste great in any and all fall baking that you do. Mix into pies, breads, cookies and cakes
  • Taste great in Pumpkin Spice Lattes 
  • Sprinkle the spice mix over oatmeal or pancakes to offer a great new taste
  • mix into whipped cream that you top pumpkin pie with offering even more great pumpkin spice flavor By the way the pumpkin pie can be made using the spice mix as well. 
  • Try it on fall roasted veggie mix of sweet potatoes, winter squash or carrots
  • Give the Pumpkin Pie Spice mix as a gift. Place it in cute storage jars, tie with pretty ribbon and share with friends and neighbors

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