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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Now that fall is in full swing, it’s all things pumpkin, the vegetable that makes good pie. But that pumpkin flavour is all about the spice, as pumpkin on its own is, well it’s a vegetable. But once you add those spices, that warm custardy flavour from every bite of a good pumpkin pie is transformative.

Pumpkin spice is simply a combination of spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, etc. Really, it’s all about the ratios and what you prefer. I like mine to have a slight hint of a bite, so that is why I finish mine with a hint of pepper. I’m also a traditionalist at heart, so I include a touch of mace to round out flavour. In that same regard is why include cloves. You can play with the ratios yourself to customize it to you. The key thing is that cinnamon is your most dominant spice, then ginger, allspice, etc. In fact, whatever your ratios, Cinnamon should be just a tad more than all your other spices put together, but not much more.
Pumpkin Pie Spice

The other key thing is to use fresh spices. If you can’t remember when that jar of allspice was acquired, but the jar you have is no longer the branding that company uses, for the love of all things sweet, throw it out. Using spices that are years old are shaving your legs with old razor blades. Yuck. Rather than enjoying a full bodied flavour, you’ll be tasting a flat, suspicious spice, that is the culprit of why whatever you just made is devoid of what it is supposed to be and maybe even why it tastes off. Lecture complete.

What I like to do is at the beginning of fall and the pumpkin themed baking is about to  begin, I make a larger batch of this for pumpkin pie spice and use it in all of my recipes. 

Blending my owns saves a bit of money, makes it fresher, and I get to tailor the flavour.

Looking for recipes with Pumpkin pie spice? Check out these recipes:

Keto Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Spice Syrup [coming soon]

 

Hope you enjoy this as much as I so,

Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Now that fall is in full swing, it’s all things pumpkin, the vegetable that makes good pie. But that pumpkin flavour is all about the spice, as pumpkin on its own is, well it’s a vegetable.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: DIY
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 2.2kcal

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine spices.
  • Stir until incorporated.

Nutrition

Calories: 2.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Potassium: 3.2mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 3.8mg | Iron: 0.1mg | Net Carbs: 0g

Notes

Pumpkin spice is best when fresh but will last in an airtight container for up to 1 year. The fresher it is, the more flavourful it is.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information and portions are estimated from the USDA Food Database. Net carbs exclude fiber, sugar alcohols, and products like allulose, because they do not generally affect blood sugar. I try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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Two years ago, for health reasons, I was determined to make a Low Carb, High Fat, Keto diet work for me as a lifestyle, without the exercise in deprivation with constant calls to the fun police. Hi! My name is Nikkey Elizabeth and this is totally me, in my happy place doing one of my favourite things: hiking in the Cape Breton Highlands…
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