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Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice brings all the best warming flavors together in one simple to make seasoning blend. A dash of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger are all you need to elevate all of your favorite fall baked treats.

Fall baking starts a couple of months from now, and there’s no harm in preparing a few things ahead of time like some great spice blends.

We love to keep this apple pie seasoning as a pantry staple during baking season along with a jar of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. It’s our go-to spice blend for Apple Crisp and Granny Smith Apple Pie.

Measuring spoon in a bowl of spices.

What’s in Apple Pie Spice?

Our homemade spice blend has 4 simple ingredients, and you may already have them available in your pantry.

  • Ground Cinnamon: The base for this blend with a slightly sweet, woody, and spicy flavor.
  • Ground Nutmeg: Only a couple of teaspoons of this nutty, woody, clove-like spice is all you need.
  • Allspice: Just a touch of this berry with notes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, star anise, and fennel will do.
  • Ground Ginger: While completely optional, ground ginger adds a brightness to this spice blend. Too much ginger, and the seasoning mix will become spicy.

How to Make Apple Pie Spice:

  1. Place the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger (if using) into a small bowl or jar. Give the spices a good stir.
  2. Store the apple pie spice mix away for later or use it to add warming flavors to your favorite fall desserts.
Collage showing how to make homemade apple pie spice.

Tips and Variations:

  • For the most flavorful apple pie seasoning, start with fresh spices. Using spices that are several months old or stale result in a less potent spice blend.
  • Adjust the spices as desired. Want more nutmeg? Add an extra teaspoon! Aren’t a fan of ground ginger? No problem! Simply omit it. This blend is very versatile and a cinch to customize.
  • Not sure how to use this homemade spice mix. Here are a few suggestions:
    • Add a pinch to an unbaked pie crust for extra flavor.
    • Swap out the cinnamon for this spice in a Dutch Apple Pie.
    • Try it in place of cinnamon in a batch of Cinnamon Apples or Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples.
    • Out of pumpkin pie spice? This blend makes a great substitute!
    • Sprinkle it over a bowl of warm oatmeal.
    • Add a half a teaspoon to ground coffee just before brewing a large pot for apple spice flavored coffee. It’s perfect for fall!
White dish filled with apple pie spice seasoning.

Storage

Storage: Our apple pie spice blend stores well in a sealed container for about 6 months at room temperature.

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Warming spices in a dish.

Apple Pie Spice

4.8 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Use in pies, cobblers, or other desserts.
  • See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 teaspoon. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fiber: 1g
Recipe Rating




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.

Kimberly

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!

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.

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.

Sheri

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.

John

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 :)

Sheri

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.