As promised, here’s part 2 of the copycat recipes dedicated to spice mixes you can make at home. These are great for when you want to try a recipe but you don’t have the spice mix it calls for and you don’t want to buy a whole bottle of the stuff because you’re not sure when you’ll actually use it again. Spices can be expensive, so if you can whip up your own instead, why not!
Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. ginger
4 tsp. nutmeg
3 tsp. allspice
Mix and store in an airtight container.
I assumed it was a mix but according to kitchensavvy.com dried fruit of the evergreen myrtle plant Pimenta Dioica. It gets its name from the fact that it tastes, as you noticed, like cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg…If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and cloves, along with a pinch of nutmeg for 1 teaspoon of allspice.
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning
INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon celery salt 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 pinch ground dry mustard 1 pinch ground mace (may substitute a teensy pinch nutmeg) 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cardamom 1 pinch ground allspice 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch ground ginger
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer to a container of some sort that has a tight-fitting lid, preferably a glass jar. Set aside in a cool, dark place and use within a couple of months for optimal flavor.
1/4 cup salt 3/4 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon crushed dry oregano 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Makes about 1/4 cup.
Homemade Poultry Seasoning
2 teaspoons ground sage 1 1/2 teaspoons ground thyme 1 teaspoon ground marjoram 3/4 teaspoon ground rosemary 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Mix and store in a a spice jar or other airtight container.