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Spices for pumpkin (Pumpkin spice)

I want to share the preparation of a mixture of spices for pumpkin pie. It turns out a universal spicy seasoning that we will use in the preparation of not only pies and pumpkin tarts, but also in the preparation of seasonal warming drinks, and New Year's cookies, and much more. It is important to store the spice mix for pumpkin pie in a hermetically sealed jar.

All that we have in a non-ground form must be ground, this can be done in a coffee grinder. Grate the nutmeg on the finest grater. Mix all the ingredients.

The resulting mixture of spices is transferred to a clean jar with a hermetically sealed lid. Store at room temperature.

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Step by step recipe with photo

Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable! From it you can cook everything from soups to dessert. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins, carotene, fiber. But in order to maintain useful properties and enjoy the taste and aroma of this wonderful vegetable, you need to cook it correctly and choose the right spices and seasonings. Spices for pumpkin can be different, depending on what you are going to cook. The four Pumpkin spice fragrances offered are the basis.

You can safely add a mixture of spices to pumpkin pies, casseroles, smoothies.

We will prepare all the necessary ingredients for the preparation of seasoning for pumpkin. I have all the spices - in powder, with the exception of cloves. You can take cinnamon in sticks, a whole nutmeg, but then you have to chop and sift them.

Pound the cloves into powder.

We measure out all the spices in the indicated size.

Stir thoroughly so that no lumps remain. The aroma was already stunning! And if nutmeg and cinnamon are freshly ground, the aroma will be even more saturated.

Store a set of spices for pumpkins in a tightly closed jar.