Pumpkin Pie, an American classic pie for sure. The spices in a pumpkin pie spice mixture really make the pie what we know today as a classic fall pie. You either love or hate pumpkin pie, there is no inbetween with this spiced up fall flavor. I'm on the love side for sure. I've always loved everything about pumpkin pie, but I think what really makes it great is the spice mixture. It's that earthy, nutty, spicy flavor that attracts us pumpin lovers every fall season.
Pie Spice Mix
Just like the pie itself, pumpkin pie spice has many variations to it. I've seen 3 to 6 spice mixture variations. My spice mixture is a 5 spice mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Some pumpkin spice mixtures have a 6th spice added to the mix, mace; the twin to nutmeg you could say. They come from the same seed so they have some similarities. I usually don't have mace in my spice stockpile so that's why I didn't include it in this mixture. I think this mixture is great as is, so I decided to keep it this way.