This post covers how to make your own apple pie spice mix at home with just a few common spices. You’ll never need to buy pre-made again!
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Making your own apple pie spice is very easy, and it will save you money in the long run. Store-bought spice mixes are often made with lower quality spices, and they can be expensive. By making your own apple pie spice, you can control the quality and freshness of the ingredients. This recipe will yield about 1/4 cup of spice mix.
-3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
-2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
-2 teaspoons ground ginger
-1 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined.
2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
What You Need
This blend of warm spices is the key to flavor in many fall and winter favorites, like apple pie, pumpkin pie, and spiced cider. If you don’t have apple pie spice on hand, or if you want a more potent blend, it’s easy to make your own.
All you need is:
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix these spices together and use them in place of apple pie spice in any recipe. Store the spice mix in a tightly sealed container for up to 6 months.
Making the Spice Mix
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until combined.
2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Storing the Spice Mix
Once you have mixed up a batch of apple pie spice, you will need to store it in an airtight container. Be sure to label the container with the name of the spice and the date. This spice mix will stay fresh for about 6 months. After that, the flavors will begin to fade.
To use, simply measure out the amount you need for your recipe and add it to your ingredients. You can also sprinkle some on top of your apple pie after it has been baked.
Uses for Apple Pie Spice
While the most popular use for apple pie spice is, of course, in apple pies, there are many other ways to use this flavor-packed blend. Add a teaspoon to your morning oatmeal or yogurt, sprinkle it on top of your pancakes or waffles, mix it into your smoothie or shake, or add it to your coffee or tea for a warm and cozy fall beverage. You can use apple pie spice to flavor cookies, cakes, muffins, and other sweet treats. It’s also delicious in savory dishes like roasted pork tenderloin, roasted Brussels sprouts, and homemade butternut squash soup.