Save Money | Make your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice



It’s fall and for many that means baking season.  I guess it got into my blood because my youngest and I spent a couple hours the other day baking .  We made three treats and of course one of them called for an ingredient I didn’t have.

It was Pumpkin Pie Spice.  Since I’m a big advocate of using Substitute Ingredients to save money, instead  of making a special run to the store,  I looked for what I could substitute Pumpkin Pie Seasoning with.  Turns out Pumpkin Pie Spice is made with 4 ingredients you can pick up at Aldi and also things I had on hand.

Here’s the recipe I used to substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice from All Recipes.

Make your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice
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No need to pay over $5 for a bottle of Pumpkin Pie Spice. You can make a whole batch of it using spices that you have on hand or costs much less
  • ¼ cup Cinnamon
  • 4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 tsp Ginger
  • 1TBSP Allspice
  1. Mix all ingredients together and use as Pumpkin Pie Spice as Called for in Recipes
Since all I needed for the recipe I was baking was 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, I placed the remaining mixture in a labeled zipper baggie.  If I had an empty bottle, it would have been placed there.  This way I’ll have Pumpkin Pie Spice next time and it didn’t cost me a special trip to the store.  In addition, I actually save a lot of money.


Had I gone to Giant Eagle and bought Pumpkin Pie Spice, I would have paid $5.49 for a little bottle.   Even at Walmart it’s not a great deal at $4.44.


On the other hand, I could buy a bottle of Ginger, All Spice, Nutmeg and Cinnamon at Aldi for about $6 and not only make Pumpkin Pie Spice, but also the majority of the Spices alone since very little of the Ginger, All Spice and Nutmeg are used in the Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe.

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