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Apple Pie Spice

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Homemade apple pie spice is a simple way to add a ton of flavor to pies, cobblers, and other desserts. It’s fragrant, versatile, and easy to make.

Apple pie spice is something that can be found in any baking aisle.  That’s all great if you don’t forget to buy it like I did last week.

John wanted an apple pie, and I managed to purchase all the necessary ingredients except the apple pie spice.  

Going back to the supermarket wasn’t an option, so I started pulling all the herbs and spices out of the cabinet.

Top down view of apple pie spice on a cast iron skillet.

I decided to put together my version of apple pie spice.  All I needed was four simple ingredients and voila!

Lucky for me, I was able to make a quick and simple substitute for the store bought version.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time we’ve run out of a spice blend. We also created an easy homemade taco seasoning and quick pumpkin pie spice when we needed them in a pinch.

Close up of ground spices, whole nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks.

John said he prefers my homemade version over the store bought, and I agree. We can adjust the flavors as needed and make as much or as little as we like.

Homemade apple pie spice is a new staple in my spice rack.  I will never purchase the store-bought version again.

Ground spices and whole nutmegs on flat cast iron skillet.

How to Make Homemade Apple Pie Spice:

In a small bowl add the cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger.  Stir well to combine.

Store in an airtight container. Use as needed in a variety of desserts to add a lovely, spiced flavor.

Apple pie spice can also be made in an airtight container. Simply add all the ingredients to the container, pop on the lid, and shake until combined.  

There you have it!  It’s just that easy.

Ground spices on circular cast iron skillet.

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Homemade apple pie spice is a simple way to add a ton of flavor to pies, cobblers, and other desserts.  It's fragrant, versatile, and easy to make.

Apple Pie Spice

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade apple pie spice is a simple way to add loads of flavor to pies, cobblers, and other desserts. It's fragrant, versatile, and easy to make.


  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Use in pies, cobblers, or other desserts.
  3. Store in an airtight container.


*Calorie count is for the entire recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1g

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leona watts

Friday 15th of December 2017

I was looking to make a home made apple pie, I;m glad i found your recipe . Thank you now i guess am ready, If you could give a recipe for using your recipe that would help, Apples is what i plan to muse.


Friday 15th of December 2017

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! We have a couple of recipes that use the apple pie spice. Here is an apple pie recipe and an apple crisp recipe. Both are really tasty. :) Have a great weekend!


Monday 4th of September 2017

I love this time of the year and the smell of something coming fresh out of the oven. I have tasted so many delicious apple pies and when they are homemade, they never disappoint. I love how this recipe for apple pie spice is so easy to make. I come across a lot of pie recipes but none that show you how to make the spice! Love this.


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Thank you, Sheri! That's what inspired Kim to make this recipe. Too many apple pie offerings never bothered to share the contents of their apple pie spice. So, we figured, why not share the information. I am glad you found it useful. Have a lovely Tuesday :)

Vineeth Naik

Monday 4th of September 2017

Love the pictures and the recipes. With all the spices, this is going to be one healthy Apple pie!


Monday 4th of September 2017

Thank you, Vineeth! I'm glad you like the spice mix. Have a lovely Monday :)

NYC Single Mom

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

i never considered making my own apple pie spice since I seem to have all the ingredients in my house already. Not that I make apple pies a lot but definitely think why now that I have the recipe. But I love the idea of adding it to baked apples topped with ice cream as a quick weekday snack/dessert. Definitely bookmarking your recipe.


Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Thank you! I am glad you like the recipe and I hope you get to use it from time to time. Have a lovely Sunday :)

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