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Apple Pie Spice

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Making your own apple pie spice mix is not only simple but also very economical! Here are three easy recipe options that can be scaled from a single mix to an entire jar of the mix, as desired.

Did you know that you can easily make apple pie spice at home? Apple pie spice combines several ground spices commonly used in baking, including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

While it’s not necessary for baking pies or other holiday treats, many people find it adds a little something special to their recipes. It has especially become a favorite of those who love the taste of fall foods like pumpkin desserts and hot apple cider. It can be bought pre-made in the grocery store or made in your own kitchen in under five minutes!

✔️ The spices are simple to find–usually sold in the baking aisle or sometimes in regular supermarkets.
✔️ If you have extra spices left over when you’re done making the mix, they will keep for months, so it’s worth getting out your ingredients and making some up.
✔️ This recipe makes enough apple pie spice to make several batches of homemade cookies or a few pies.

If you don’t need it all for your current recipe, store the rest of the mix in a small jar, and it will keep for several months.

You may be wondering what the difference between Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie spice are- the answer is the amount of cardamom. Cardamom is often left out of apple pie spice altogether, but in mixes that include it, the proportions of cardamom are usually significantly smaller.

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Apple pie spice is also called for in many traditional recipes to flavor many holiday baked goods, including gingerbread, fruitcake, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, roasted meats, scones, quick breads, sugar cookies, mincemeat tarts, sweet rolls/buns/biscuits, and any other baked good where cinnamon would be appropriate.

There are many store-bought brands of apple pie spice available, but it’s easy enough to make a batch at home, so there really is no reason to buy pre-mixed.

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe

You’ll Need:
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Combine all ingredients and seal in Ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).

Apple Pie Spice Recipe #2

You’ll Need:
1/4 cup cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Combine all ingredients and seal in Ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).

Apple Pie Spice #3

You’ll Need:
4 parts cinnamon
2 parts nutmeg
1 part cardamom

Combine all ingredients and seal in Ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).

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How else can you use apple pie spice mix?

Apple pie spice mix can also be used to make homemade apple sauce, as well as in coffee cake recipes. And if you’re looking for an easy way to give your home or office a fall flavor boost, consider making some fresh apple pie spice mix coffee creamer!

Combine half cup milk, half cup heavy cream, two tablespoons maple syrup, and one teaspoon of apple pie spice. Heat the liquid until it is warm but not boiling; then stir in half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. If desired, add more of the spices according to your preference. Serve warm or chill before using, as desired.

What is its history?

Apple pie spice was reportedly a favorite of early American bakers because it helped their pies maintain a consistent flavor no matter when they were served.

Unlike many other spices which have been used in baking for thousands of years, however, the combination wasn’t formalized until the 1950s when it became popular around Thanksgiving time.

Since then, it has become an integral component of traditional holiday recipes like apple pies and sweet potato casseroles.

What is its connection to the fall season?

Apple pie spice mix has become synonymous with autumn thanks to its sweet scent and warm taste, which recalls flavors found in holiday favorites like apple cider and pumpkin pie. Of course, it also helps that most of the spices used to make apple pie spice are common during the fall harvest period.

Now that you have the perfect Apple Pie Spice, here’s how to make a delicious apple pie!
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