Apple pie spice is one of those spices you like having in your pantry but why buy yet another spice? You probably have everything on your spice shelf. Homemade apple pie spice is made up of some spices you may not use all that often. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice combine to form the mixture. Many add cardamom, however that is not a spice my family really likes.
Making your own spice mixture is a budget friendly way to have it in your pantry and it saves on time and clean up. Once you get homemade apple pie spice made, you now only use one measuring spoon in one spice.
Depending on your tastes, you can add just a pinch or a bit more to any apple recipe. If a recipe calls for all those other spices, feel free to substitute a smaller amount that what those add up to. For example, if those spices add up to 2 tablespoons, then use a bit less otherwise it may be too overpowering.
Check out my post to make pumpkin pie spice too and get some ideas on how else to use it. Use the homemade apple pie spice in pancake or waffle batters or mix it into the topping for a crumble.
Homemade Apple Pie Spice
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients, mixing well. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid, such as a small 4 ounce mason jar, labeled, in a cool dark place but not the refrigerator.
Anne Lawton says
This is such a good idea to make your own spice blend, I bet it tastes and smells amazing!
I love the flavors of fall all wrapped up in a jar! I think this would be a great gift too!
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
The perfect quick mix seasoning for the holidays!
This is so much easier than buying a separate jar!
I love the flavors of fall! So warm and comforting. I love making my own spice blends, saving this and going to make it!
I really should make more of my own spice blends. Then I can tweak and customize to my heart’s content!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
I definitely need to make this! I love making my own spice blends at home.
I love making spice blends at home so thanks for the recipe!
Claudia Lamascolo says
Oh, this is a great resource I never have the right spice like this and now can make it myself its so easy thanks
It’s always great to have a good spice recipe! This definitely will add some great flavor to apple pie.
Mary Bostow says
Wow, I want to try your idea of spice. A simple list of ingredients is what I love. Sounds really great. Thank you!
My turn for the kids this weekend and the eldest loves apple pie so I’m giving this a try!