Those of you in the northern hemisphere, are you autumn struck yet? Is it getting chillier where you live? It’s still rather warm in Greece and a far cry from sweater-weather, but I have been in full baking mode regardless. And yes, cheesy as it may be, I love all things Pumpkin Pie Spice and I have been known to sprinkle the stuff on my (still) iced coffee! Have you ever tried DIY-ing your own delicious mix at home? It’s super easy to concoct, plus you get to combine far more interesting ingredients—like mace—than the ones you’d find in a common store-bought blend.
(Mace is probably mostly associated with the defensive pepper spray, but the real mace is the lacy, red outer coating that covers the shell around a nutmeg kernel! Once removed, it’s dried, and can be found and purchased as whole, golden-orange “blades”, although it’s usually sold ground. In terms of flavour, mace is very similar to nutmeg but more subtle and delicate. It can be used in baked goods, meat, and stews.)
You can find the entire ingredient-list in my DIY your own Pumpkin Spice post.
If you love this recipe and wish for more staple, pantry spice mixes & herb blends, stay tuned! I will have some very interesting news to share, hopefully next month.
As you’ll be able to see in all my photos in said post, I had printed a label (found online) for my spice jar, to further declare my love for pumpkin pie spice! This weekend, I was happily playing around with Canva and decided to make my own cute printable labels. I thought it would be fun to share them with you too! Find the links to the downloadable PDF files below (available in two sizes). Simply print on cardstock, punch a hole on top and use some twine to affix to your spice jar or print on sticker paper—you’re welcome.