Do I really need to buy pumpkin spice for a recipe?

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Question by lennienahra: Do I really need to buy pumpkin spice for a recipe?
This new recipe calls for pumpkin spice and I wonder if combining nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger is the same.

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Answer by Kat H
Use any combo of spices you like. As long as there’s cinnamon and nutmeg in there, it will taste good.

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10 thoughts on “Do I really need to buy pumpkin spice for a recipe?

  1. Yup, you’re absolutely right! Just use a blend of those….Be careful, a little ginger goes a long way!

  2. You’ll also need cloves. If you buy a larger quantity of mix in the health foods section of your store, you can save it in the refrigerator and avoid the more expensive jarred varieties.

  3. Yes, you can avoid buying pumpkin spice by combining the nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger yourself.
    If you already have these spices in your cupboard, this is cost effective. If you are a person who doesn’t have these spices already, then pumpkin spice would be the cost effective way to go.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Nope and nope. Cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves here is the recipe I have used and my mother used before me. Libby’s Famous pumpkin pie: add ingredients as listed.
    (mix and set aside: 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp ground cloves.) In large bowl: 4 eggs beaten. add 1 (29oz) can pumpkin, stir. Add 2 cans (12 oz each) evaporated milk and stir. Add the set aside mixture and blend thoroughly. Makes 2 deep dish pies. Bake at 425 F degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 F degrees and bake 40-50 minutes more. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours and serve immediately or refrigerate. (I have put pie crust in an 8″ round cake pan and used it as my deep dish pie pans, I don’t have deep dish pie pans, just plates. It comes out fine, just more pumpkin.) NUTMEG IS NOT ONE OF THE SPICES!

  5. More cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and just a pinch of ginger. Before putting the pumpkin pie into the oven, sprinkle the top lightly with more nutmeg.

  6. No, all you need is combining nutmeg,nutmeg,and ginger or ground cloves equal pumpkin spice. I have not heard or seen such as pumpkin spice in the stores or market. It could be called “ground allspice”.

    The berry of the evergreen “pimento tree” and commonly used in Jamaican cooking. Allspice is one of key ingredients in “jerk spice” mixtures. The spice has a flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, thus the name “allspice”.

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