Making your own homemade apple pie spice blend could not be easier. Simply combine ground cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and allspice and store in an airtight container, ready to add flavor to all your favorite apple desserts.
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As soon as the leaves start to turn on the trees, my thoughts turn to all things Fall, and that usually means one of two things, apples or pumpkin!
Today it’s apple and my favorite apple pie seasoning blend which will add the flavors of fall to your favorite apple-based desserts.
It takes just minutes to blend the spices together, using spices that most of you will already have in your stores. Once blended it’s ready to use wherever you need a hint of those warming spices!
How to make apple pie spice blend
This easy apple pie spice blend can be made in minutes and ready to use immediately.
Add the spices to a small bowl and stir to combine.
Pour the spice blend into an airtight container or jar with a tight-fitting lid. It’s ready to use straight away or store for later use.
What’s in an apple pie spice blend?
Most apple pie spice blends will include ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; however, I like to add ground cardamom. This results in a warming spice blend that has a real depth of both sweet and earthy flavors.
Are there other spices I can include in apple pie spice?
When making your own spice blends, it all comes down to personal taste. Here are some suggestions of other ground spices that work really well with apples.
- Anise (which will add a touch of licorice)
- Cloves (just a pinch – don’t be too heavy-handed or it can taste medicinal)
How to store homemade apple pie spice
Depending on the freshness of your spices, this blend will keep well for 3 to 6 months, so for sure, make up a big batch so it’s on hand to use. Once mixed, store it in an airtight container or jar in a cupboard so it’s out of direct sunlight.
Don’t keep spices in the fridge, as this can dull the flavors.
How do you use it?
This is an adaptable spice, and once made, I find a whole host of uses for it.
It works well with apple-based desserts like apple pies, crisps, or crumbles. Try adding some to my Southern Fried Apples or my Baked Air Fryer Apples.
It also works well in baked goods, so add a touch of warming spice to your favorite cookie recipe.
Another favorite use is to whisk some through a pancake or waffle batter, even better if I’m serving with a side of stewed apples.
Or how about adding a spoon to the egg mix in my Air Fryer French Toast recipe? Serve with a topping of fresh blueberries and maple syrup for the perfect weekend breakfast dish.
- Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you like.
- Store in an airtight container for future uses. Keep at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
- Check that your spices aren’t stale before making this spice blend. To test their freshness, rub a little of each between your fingers, and they should release an aroma.
- I prefer to make smaller batches of spice blends, that way, they always taste fresh.
- A funnel makes it easy to pour spices into a jar.
This spice blend is easily adapted to suit your own tastes, if there is a flavor you don’t enjoy, then simply leave it out or add another flavor.
A lot comes down to using fresh ground spices to start with. Then once combined, the blend will store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
More Seasoning Mixes
If you enjoy making your own seasoning mixes, here are some other recipes for you to try.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Chicken Seasoning
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
If you have tried this homemade apple pie spice recipe or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below.
Homemade Apple Pie Spice
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- Mix ingredients in a bowl until combined. Store in an airtight container.