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Pumpkin Pie Spice?

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Diane Dec 28, 2005 01:02 PM

I should already know this, and undoubtedly it is available on the web somewhere--but what would be the equivalent, in individual spices, of pumpkin pie spice? I have a recipe calling for it, but while I have plenty of ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and so on, I don't have the mixture. (it always seems useless to buy something I will only use occasionally, when I can buy and use up the individual components). thanks!

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    oldone Dec 28, 2005 01:14 PM

    Mix them to taste. I would do a tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ginger, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of clove to start. You can change the proportions to meet your own needs. Clove is very strong, hence the smaller amount.

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      oldone Dec 28, 2005 01:17 PM

      Mix them to taste. I would do a tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ginger, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of clove to start. You can change the proportions to meet your own needs. Clove is very strong, hence the smaller amount.

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        Val Ann C Dec 28, 2005 07:13 PM

        When I make pumpkin pie I use these approximate measurements:
        1/2 tsp cinnamon
        1/4 tsp nutmeg (fresh ground)
        1/2 tsp powdered ginger
        1/4 tsp ground cloves

        Penzey's pumpkin pie spice mix contains the following:
        cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, mace, cloves.

        Now I'm craving pumpkin pie...

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          Diane Dec 29, 2005 07:45 AM

          Thanks to all! I took all this advice and fiddled around until I liked the aroma....mmmm, pumpkin raisin snack cake.....

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