Mixed Spice

Mixed spice is used throughout the British Isles and is similar to what is referred to in the United States as Pumpkin Pie Spice, the predominant flavor being cinnamon. Here is a typical blend.

Mixed Spice

  • Servings: 1/3 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


Combine all the spices and store in an airtight jar, away from sunlight.


5 thoughts on “Mixed Spice

  1. I like using Mixed Spice instead of pumpkin pie spice in baking. Never had it with coriander before and it is a nice addition. I tried this out in my oatmeal, but looking forward to using it in a spice cake.

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  2. I love mixed spice! I use it in everything: baked goods of course, coffee/(iced) tea, hot cereal, meat-especially meatballs, stirred into butter as a delicious spread for scones, etc. The only change is that I start with whole spices, lightly dry roast in a cast iron skillet then pulverize in a clean coffee mill. Prepared for CQ 2017.

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  3. This is a fun twist on mixed spice – I could definitely taste how it is a bit different than the pumpkin pie or apple spice mixes I am accustomed too. I had it over oatmeal with a bit of brown sugar, but I am already thinking of other uses. Thanks for sharing! CQ4


  4. Made as written for the Wales region of CQ4 & the Happy Campers team – When I originally picked recipes to make for the Wales region, I missed this useful-for-me recipe entirely. This type of spice mix is among many mixes I cannot get here in Iceland, so I make my own (esp for holiday occasions when we play host/hostess to several of our Icelandic family & friends who favor US holiday meals). I haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet in a recipe, but I’ll be ready to start my holiday food gifts & meal-planning when the CQ concludes. Thanks for posting this recipe to help me get prepared. 🙂


  5. What a great spice blend. They all compliment one another perfectly. I love the kick the coriander brings to the blend. I used my motar and pestle for nice freshly ground spices. Thank you for sharing a recipe, that I will make often. Made for CQ4 – Wales.


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