What is pumpkin pie spice?
About the ingredient pumpkin pie spice. Including 178 recipes with pumpkin pie spice, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of spices designed to be used in pumpkin pie, although the spice blend can also be used for various fruit pies and other dishes as well. Many stores sell pumpkin pie spice, especially in the fall and winter, when pumpkin pie is a popular treat, and it is also very easy to make this spice mixture at home.
An advantage to home production is that homemade pumpkin pie spice is fresher, and it tends to have much more flavor as a result. Homemade spice blends also allow cooks greater control.
The precise mixture of spices in pumpkin pie spice is up to the cook. Cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, mace, and nutmeg are common inclusions, although they need not all be used, and the proportions vary. Cloves, for example, are very strong, so they are typically used in small amounts, while cinnamon can be used much more abundantly.
Pumpkin pie spice is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Pumpkin pie spice is a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Pumpkin pie spice|
|en français:||tarte à la citrouille épices|
|en español:||pastel de calabaza especias|
There are 178 recipes that contain this ingredient.