Warm up to autumn with this homemade apple pie spice. It’s the perfect blend of spices to give your baking the most delicious and comforting flavors of fall. A jar of apple pie spice with a measuring spoon inside and apples and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • Just 3 ingredients – All you need to make this apple pie spice recipe is ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice.
  • Saves you money – Making your own apple pie spice is much cheaper than buying a pre-made blend and you get so much more!
  • Versatile – You can use this in any apple recipe, not just pie. It makes for a great substitute for cinnamon in any recipe to add more depth in flavor. It can be also used in side dishes like roasted sweet potatoes and in breakfast recipes like French toast. See the How to use section below for more ideas.

An open jar of apple pie spice on a cooling rack with apples and cinnamon sticks in the background.

What is apple pie spice?

It is a blend of spices that are often used in apple baking recipes.

What is in apple pie spice?

The most common spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Some apple pie spice mixes also contain ginger and/or cardamon as well.

How to make apple pie spice:

Mix all the ingredients together in a small airtight jar or spice container and store in a cool, dry place until ready to use. A black plate with clumps of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg to show all the ingredients in apple pie spice.

How to use:

  • Add to any sweet or savory dish you want to bring a spicy-sweet flavor to
  • For fruit pies use 1 & 1/2 teaspoon.
  • For any recipe that calls for cinnamon, use an equal amount of apple pie spice instead for more flavor.

Great addition to:

  • French toast, pancakes & waffles
  • oatmeal & granola
  • honey roasted nuts
  • roasted vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes
  • hot beverages like teas & ciders
  • cakes & cookies
  • muffins & scones

A slice of deep dish apple pie with icecream on a white and gold plate

How to store:

Store in a small airtight container or spice jar in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight for up to 6 months.

FAQ:

How much apple pie spice to use in a pie?

Approximately 1 & 1/2 teaspoon per pie or 1/4 teaspoon per apple.

What is allspice?

Allspice is made from the dried berries of a tropical plant known as the Pimenta dioica tree, which is native to Jamaica. The dried berries look like peppercorns. The single spice tastes like a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, hence the name. There is also a spice blend called allspice which is made of the same spices to mimic the single spice. (source: Masterclass.com)

What can I substitute for apple pie spice?

If you don’t want to fuss with the spice blend, you can use an equal amount of cinnamon. The taste will be milder without the nutmeg and allspice.

Where to buy apple pie spice?

You can buy pre-made apple pie spice at most grocery stores. It’s usually located in the spice or baking aisles. A jar of homemade apple pie spice mix with a measuring spoon inside on a black cooling rack.

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tbsp + 2 tsp

Description

Warm up to autumn with this homemade apple pie spice. It’s the perfect blend of spices to give your baking the most delicious and comforting flavors of fall.


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp allspice

Instructions

Mix all the spices together in a small airtight container. Store aside until ready to use.

Notes

Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight for up to 6 months.

  • Category: spice
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple pie spice recipe, homemade apple pie spice

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