Prepare this amazingly simple homemade apple pie spice blend to enjoy in or on top of your favorite dessert this holiday. Homemade spice mixes make for wonderful gifts, prepare them with a printout of your favorite homemade apple pie recipe.
You'll likely have all or most of these spices in your pantry already. Whether you grind these spices yourself or use any store brand there isn't a wrong answer. For this particular spice blend, I used the Simply Organic brand.
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Important Ingredients with Substitutions
Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Ginger, and Allspice make up homemade apple pie spice.
Find more information about other popular Christmas spices and how to grind spices on my Popular Christmas Spices post.
See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for apple pie spice
Step 1: Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
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Hint: Use in your favorite apple recipes, or store in a cool dark place.
Store our Apple Pie Spice blend the same way you would store your other kitchen spices. Sealed tightly in an airtight container in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight.
This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible. You can even freeze spices to keep them fresh for years.
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Use a funnel - Don't let any of those precious spice particles escape your container, a funnel is a good way to keep your space clean.
Choosing a container - Opt for a larger container rather than a smaller one.
While both of these spice blends are full of flavor and a lot of the same ingredients they do vary. Apple pie spice will contain cardamom, and pumpkin pie spice contains ground cloves. Those two spices being the only difference, they'll both contain cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice just in different quantities.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- 6 tablespoons Cinnamon ground
- 1 tablespoon Nutmeg ground
- 1 tablespoon Cardamom ground
- 2 teaspoons Ginger ground
- 1 teaspoon Allspice ground
- Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
- Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
- Use in your favorite apple recipes, or store in a cool dark place.