The Best Substitutes For Spice In Pumpkin Pie

The Best Substitutes For Spice In Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie spice is a conventional blend of spices that traditionally goes into good old-fashioned pumpkin pies. This spice tastes great not only in pumpkin pie, but also in yogurt, cookies, tea cakes, pancakes, and slow-cooked roasts. It complements other starches as well, including butternut squash and sweet potatoes. If you are going to make a pumpkin pie right now, but don’t have time to go to the store and buy some spice, then we at, will tell you about some of the best substitutes for spice in pumpkin pie.

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How to make pumpkin pie

Before we tell you about the correct substitutes for spices in pumpkin pie, first of all it's important to know the recipe for pumpkin pie.

Ingredients: 1 unbaked, frozen, deep dish pie crust, 1 can of pumpkin, 1 can of condensed sweetened milk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice.

Method: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place the pie crust on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mix the milk, pumpkin, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in a bowl, and stir well. Pour this mixture on the crust, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. After this time, reduce the heat to 350°F, and bake for 40 more minutes. Let it cool completely at room temperature, and it's ready to serve.


Substitutes for pumpkin pie spice

So now you know the recipe, how can you substitute the spice?

Make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing 2 tbsp ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground nutmeg and 1 tsp ground cloves together. You can keep this spice stored in an air-tight container for as long as 1 year.

If pumpkin pie spice is not available in your local store, you can successfully substitute it with apple pie spice. It tastes quite similar, and gives an equivalent spicy texture to the pumpkin pie you are making.


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