Overhead view of apple pie spice on a red ceramic measuring spoon.

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

Yield: 3 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Love the smell of warm apple pie? Add a jar of this apple pie spice recipe to your pantry so you're ready for all sorts of apple pie delights! Keep reading for more delicious ideas. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (increase to 2 teaspoons if not using freshly grated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Instructions

1. Mix together all ingredients and store in airtight container.

Notes

  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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 Love the smell of warm apple pie? Add a jar of this apple pie spice recipe to your pantry so you’re ready for all sorts of apple pie delights! Keep reading for more delicious ideas. 

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Is there anything better than the aroma of freshly baked apple pie? My grandma made the best apple pies! This apple pie spice recipe will make the job a little bit easier. The warm sweet flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and allspice found in this blend will make your apple pie sing.

I love making my own spice mixes. You can make them the way you like them and they’re so convenient. For more spice mix recipes, keep reading!

Wooden background with apple pie spice in a small jar. Also pictured are cinnamon sticks and apple pie on a white plate.

About this apple pie spice recipe:

Find a pretty glass jar with a tight fitting lid, or recycle a spice jar that’s been emptied, washed and dried thoroughly. Combine the ground spices, mix thoroughly, and decant into your jar. Once it’s made, you’ll no longer have to reach for five different spices when you want to add the flavor of apple pie! 

So what will you do with your homemade apple pie spice? Obviously, you can make apple pie.

But really, what dessert wouldn’t benefit from a sprinkling of this delightful blend? Even plain vanilla ice cream tastes so amazing with a little apple pie spice sprinkled on it. Mix a teaspoon into homemade whipped cream for a fantastic topping. Try homemade applesauce with apple pie spice for a low calorie dessert.

Enrich the flavor of apple bread, apple muffins, or apple crisp.

Tip: If a recipe calls for a teaspoon of cinnamon, try substituting a teaspoon of apple pie spice to add more spiced nuance. 

But don’t reserve apple pie spice exclusively for desserts. How about breakfast? Sift it into your pancake mix and make an easy apple compote for apple pie pancakes. Add it to this French toast recipe. Stir it into yogurt or smoothies, or your morning bowl of oatmeal. Make apple pie granola!

Sip on apple pie spiced hot chocolate or hot cider for a delicious beverage

Or think savory. Add apple pie spice to roasted squash or sweet potatoes. Stir it into creamy squash soups. The possibilities really are endless!

Overhead view of apple pie spice mix in a jar.

What’s in apple pie spice?

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (try freshly grated if you can, you’ll be amazed at how much more flavorful it is!)
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Allspice

Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of apple pie spice?

Sure! There are a couple of differences though. My homemade pumpkin pie spice blend contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. You’ll find more ginger flavor in pumpkin pie spice, and just a hint of cloves, more reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Apple pie on a white plate, with apple pie spices in the foreground.

How to make this apple pie spice your own:

  • Double or triple the recipe. Why not, when you have all the spices out already? Find a pretty glass jar and fill it up.
  • The amounts of any of the spices can be increased or decreased according to your taste. 

Close up of spices on a red measuring spoon.

Storage Tips

Stored in an airtight jar, ground spices will last at least two or three years in a dry dark environment, such as your pantry or a cupboard.

Try not to store them on countertops or next to your stove. They’ll never spoil or expire but the flavor may be affected eventually. 

DIY Spice Mixes

You don’t have to be a scientist to concoct these formulas! Try:

 

Overhead view of apple pie spice on a red ceramic measuring spoon.

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

Yield: 3 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Love the smell of warm apple pie? Add a jar of this apple pie spice recipe to your pantry so you're ready for all sorts of apple pie delights! Keep reading for more delicious ideas. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (increase to 2 teaspoons if not using freshly grated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Instructions

1. Mix together all ingredients and store in airtight container.

Notes

  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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