Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Even in Summer, with its sun and warm weather, I often find myself wishing for the delights that Autumn brings, especially the smells. Ah, the smells of Fall... wood smoke, roasting turkeys and pumpkin pie. Truth be told, I have never ever liked pumpkin pie. I do, however, adore pumpkin when it is converted into something that either a) I can't recognize as pumpkin or b) it's put into pancakes and covered in syrup! For the latter option I make up this spice blend, as it's cheaper than the store-bought and tastes better (in my opinion). I've taken to adding it to omelettes in the morning, too!

Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 T cinnamon
2 T ground ginger
1 T nutmeg
1/2 T ground cloves

  1. Combine everything in a small bowl.
  2. Mix with a whisk or fork until everything is very well blended.
  3. Use measure for measure when a recipe calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice.