Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

By Erin Huffstetler | 08/29/2018 | 1 Comment
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Whip up a batch of this apple pie spice now, so you’ll be ready to make the most of apple season. This homemade version is cheaper and more flavorful than store-bought apple pie spice, and it only requires three spices that you probably already have in your pantry. Use it to flavor apple pies and crisps; sprinkle it in your morning oatmeal; or mix it into cake, pancake and muffin batter. It’s an easy way to add a hint of fall to your desserts and baked goods, and it’s guaranteed to make your house smell amazing.

Whether you need just enough apple pie spice for a pie or two, or enough to take you through the season, this recipe will work for you.

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

Ingredients:

Small Batch (enough for one to three pies)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice

Large Batch (just over 1/4 cup)
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground allspice

What You Do:

Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Then, store your apple pie spice in an air-tight container. The large batch fits well in an empty spice jar or a quarter-pint canning jar.

Recipe Variation

Some apple pie spice mixes also include ground cardamom and ginger. If you’d like to include them in yours, add 1/4 tsp of each for the small batch, or 2 tsp of each for the large batch.

Half-Eaten Apple Pie

How to Use Your Apple Pie Spice

Most apple pie recipes call for between 1/2 tsp and 1-1/2 tsp of apple pie spice. When adding it to cake or muffin batter, start with 1/2 tsp. You can always add more next time, if you find the flavor isn’t strong enough for your tastes. Just a sprinkling should do when adding it to oatmeal, or hot beverages, like coffee. Experiment a bit, and you’re sure to stumble on some new fall favorites.

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

Use this simple, three-ingredient apple pie spice recipe to flavor your apple pies and other fall treats.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 3-1/2 tsp or just over 1/4 cup
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

Small Batch (enough for one to three pies)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

Large Batch (just over 1/4 cup)

  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground allspice

Instructions:

Mix all the spices together, and store in an air-tight container.

Some apple pie spices blends also include ground cardamom and ground ginger. If you’d like to add these to yours, add 1/4 tsp of each to the small batch, or 2 tsp of each to the large batch.

Notes

  • Use 1/2 tsp to 1-1/2 tsp of apple pie spice to flavor apple pies. Start with 1/2 tsp, when adding it to cake or muffin batter. Use just a sprinkling when flavoring oatmeal or hot drinks.
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