Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients

Ingredients of Pumpkin Pie Spice You Didn't Know

Through this article, acquaint yourself with the ingredients of some homemade pumpkin pie spices to go into that delicious pie. Also, mentioned are some delectable pumpkin pie recipes in the end.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
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The nutritious pumpkin is an important fall vegetable, and its pie is an integral part of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The yummy pumpkin pie, fresh out of the oven, will surely be much more irresistible when you use good quality spice ingredients in the right quantity. Well, before we get to the recipe, let's know a little about the spice mix.
What is a Pumpkin Pie Spice?
It is a blend or mixture of ground spices used while baking a pumpkin pie. This spice mix is easily available in most stores, but the ones made at home are any day more aromatic. While getting ready to prepare your own spice mix at home, ensure to use high-quality, well-dried condiments and spices.
Ingredients for a Pumpkin Pie Spice
Variety 1
Ingredients
  • Cinnamon, ½ tsp.
  • Ginger, ¼ tsp.
  • Cloves, ⅛ tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ⅛ tsp.
Variety 2
Ingredients
  • Ground ginger, 1 tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ½ tsp.
  • Cinnamon, ¼ tsp.
Variety 3
Ingredients
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp.
  • Ground ginger, 1 tsp.
  • Ground allspice, 1 tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ½ tsp.
Pound all the above-given ingredients (individual recipe wise) to get an approximate yield of one tablespoon of spice mix.
How to Bake a Pumpkin Pie
Recipe 1
Ingredients
  • Eggs, 2
  • Unbaked, deep pie shell (9 inches), 1
  • Fresh mashed or canned pumpkin, 15 oz.
  • Evaporated milk, 12 fl. oz.
  • Granulated sugar, ¾ cup
  • Whipped cream, 2 tbsp.
  • Cinnamon, ½ tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Ginger, ¼ tsp.
  • Cloves, ⅛ tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ⅛ tsp.
Procedure
  1. This recipe makes use of the ingredients listed under variety 1 mentioned above.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ground ginger, and cloves.
  3. In another bowl, beat eggs and stir in the pumpkin and spice mix.
  4. Blend it well and gradually stir in the evaporated milk.
  5. Pour this mixture into the pie shell, and bake in an oven, preheated to 425°F, for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake until the knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours, and serve with a whipped cream topping.
Recipe 2
Ingredients
  • Whole eggs, 2
  • Egg yolk, 1
  • Unbaked, deep pie shell (9 inches), 1
  • Pumpkin pulp purée, 2 cups
  • Heavy cream, 1.5 cups
  • Dark brown sugar, ½ cup
  • White sugar, ⅓ cup
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp.
  • Ground ginger, 1 tsp.
  • Ground allspice, 1 tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ½ tsp.
  • Lemon zest, ½ tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
Procedure
  1. This recipe makes use of the ingredients listed under variety 3 mentioned above.
  2. In a large bowl, mix brown and white sugar, salt, lemon zest, and all the ground spices.
  3. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in the pumpkin purée and cream and whisk it all together.
  4. Pour this into the pie shell and bake in an oven, preheated to 425°F, for 15 minutes.
  5. Then, reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake until done.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours and serve with whipped cream.

Pumpkin pies are usually served on holiday dinners. Filled with aromatic spices and topped with whipped cream, you can be sure that everyone will love this delicious pie!