closeup view of ground pumpkin pie spice in a mortar and pestle

How to make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Quickly blend a few spices to make a this homemade pumpkin pie spice. I love using my mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients.
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 95kcal
Author Healing Tomato




  • Place the nutmeg in the mortar and pestle (see notes)
  • Grind it to powder consistency
  • Add the cloves on top of the ground nutmeg
  • Grind the cloves until its a fine powder
  • Continue the process with cinnamon, all spice, cardamom and ginger powder
  • Give all the spices one final grind to mix it all together
  • Transfer to a glass spice bottle



  • Nutrition info is approximate
  • Grinding the nutmeg is not going to be easy.  It takes lots of elbow grease and pounding to get it to a find powder.  It took me about 10 minutes to get it really fine.  So, be sure to have patience when blending it. 
  • You can use ground nutmeg too, if you don't want to blend whole nutmeg
  • Keep the bottle with pumpkin pie spice in the pantry, away from direct sunlight


Calories: 95kcal