Each fall I make a batch of Homemade Apple Spice Blend to use for my favorite apple desserts. My favorites of course being apple pie, apple muffins, and apple cake. This bold blend of flavor will enhance your favorite fall apple recipes.
Baker’s tips for Homemade Apple Spice Blend:
Cinnamon is the foundation:
This recipe starts with a base of good quality cinnamon and then I add in a bolder blend of other traditional apple pie spices such as nutmeg, cardamom, and allspice. Although not found in most traditional apple spice blends, I add a little bit of ginger to my blend for that extra zing. You can choose to add a little more or less of these four spices to suit your taste buds.
Use good quality spices:
You can purchase Apple Pie Spice in the store, however, when you make your own its easy to swap the amounts of the individual ingredients for what you have on hand, add more of spices you like and less and/or omit the ones you may not. My favorite spices to purchase in bulk are Frontier Spices which are all-natural and organic. Purchasing spices in bulk costs less and seem to be fresher if they come vacuum sealed. They also seem to have a deeper flavor than conventional spices found in the grocery store.
Keep your mix in a small mason jar and store for up to one year.
Use this Homemade Apple Spice Blend in my favorite apple recipes: Old-Fashioned Apple Pie OR Apple Cranberry Pie
Homemade Apple Spice Blend
- 3 T. cinnamon
- 1 T. nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp. cardamom
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- Mix together and store in mason jar or sealed container for up to 1 year.