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Perfect for adding to any fall baking dishes, this apple pie spice mix is a flavorful blend that mixes up in minutes. Try it with savory dishes too!
Keeping a lot of different spices on hand is important in my kitchen.
I’m constantly inspired by different flavors and cuisines, so I have a wide variety ready to go whenever I need it.
It’s so easy to make your own spice blends, especially if you already have the base spices on hand!
Apple pie spice combines your favorite warming fall spices into a mix that is perfect for not just apple pie, but a wide variety of fall baked goods.
The flavor is fresher than what you’d get at a big grocery store, and you can customize it by adding more or less of the spices.
It’s truly a great ingredient to keep on hand during the baking season!
Ingredients for apple pie spice
Cinnamon – There are a few different varieties of cinnamon. You’ll likely have cassia or Ceylon cinnamon, but there are also Saigon, Korintje, royal, and other types of cinnamon available.
Each variety differs in its level of spice and warmth, so choose your favorite if you have multiple available to you!
Nutmeg – You can use ground or freshly grated nutmeg for this blend. I usually keep whole nutmeg on hand to grate for garnishes on buttermilk pie or a whipped cream-topped hot chocolate, and use ground nutmeg for baking.
Allspice – Allspice is interesting because even though it is the dried berry of a single plant, the flavor profile has notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Hence the name!
Cardamom – Cardamom is one of my favorite spices to use in baking. Black cardamom is generally used for savory dishes, but green cardamom is great for baking. It’s earthy, fruity, and a little spicy, with notes of ginger.
How to make this recipe
In a bowl, combine all of the spices. Mix well with a small whisk or a spoon to evenly distribute the spices.
Transfer to a spice jar or glass mason jar with a lid.
Spices should always be stored in airtight containers away from heat and moisture.
I use spice jars with screw-on lids and measure with a spoon rather than shaking spices directly into a dish.
Shaking a spice jar over a hot, steaming pot can introduce moisture into the jar, reducing the quality of the spice and its shelf life.
I recommend making this smaller batch of apple pie spice and remaking as you need, rather than making a large batch.
However, if you want to make a large amount in advance, you can store it in the freezer in a vacuum-sealed bag until needed. After the bag is opened, transfer to a jar for the pantry.
Ways to use apple pie spice
Use this mix in any apple pie recipe, swapping in the total amount of individual spices for the mix instead.
The possibilities are endless!
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Apple Pie Spice
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- In a mixing bowl, combine all spices and stir well until evenly distributed.
- Transfer to a spice jar or mason jar with lid and store in a cool, dry place.
- Makes 3 tablespoons mix. Recipe can be doubled to make 1/3 cup spice blend.
- Blend will keep for about 6 months.
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