What Exactly Is Pumpkin Pie Spice? Your Spice Store Tells All.

by Sean Godbey on October 05, 2021

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It’s officially pumpkin season! That means pumpkin spice everything, right? You can find Pumpkin Pie Spice at your spice store, Old Town Spice Shop. Autumn’s crisp air carries aromas of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon — the essential fall spice ingredients. Pumpkin spice popularity outside of the traditional pie has grown throughout the years. Now you can find pumpkin spice lattes, beers, ice cream, and even popcorn. Although pumpkin spice is always trending in the fall, this flavor profile has been popular for centuries.

What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin Pie Spice was inspired by classic mixtures of sweet baking spices popular in Western Europe and England. They often used star aniseclovesmacenutmegcorianderginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. At Old Town Spice Shop, we make our Pumpkin Pie Spice with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. The warm nutmeg and spicy ginger complement the aromatic qualities of cinnamon, clove, and allspice to season all of your fall favorites.


When to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

Speaking of fall favorites...What should you actually put Pumpkin Pie Spice in? It’s perfect for any of your regular baking recipes! Think cheesecake, bread, muffins, and cakes. If you want to turn any recipe into a pumpkin spice version, replace the overall amount of spices with an equal amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice.
If you’re feeling extra pumpkin-inspired, you can use it to sprinkle on top of yogurt, ice cream, or oatmeal! We love putting a little bit in our morning coffee, in pancakes, or sprinkled on vanilla yogurt. No measurement is needed for these types of recipes. Just measure with your heart!

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

Instead of a pumpkin pie, why not make muffins! These delicious maple-glazed pumpkin muffins are a new favorite of ours. They pair well with a morning coffee or pumpkin spice latte if you want to go all out. Save the recipe card below to make it later!

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Do you have a favorite recipe that you use Pumpkin Pie Spice in? Tell your spice store, Old Town Spice Shop about it! We love hearing about all of the recipes our customers come up with. If you’re in need of more spice or recipe recommendations for this autumn, stop by the shop or give us a call! You can find our wide array of spices, blends, and so much more at Old Town Spice Shop, or you can visit us online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com.


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