Bring On The Apples!
Apple season is one of the things that gets me most excited for fall. In our modern day supermarket, an apple is something that never disappears. No matter what time of year it is there will be apples. Not all apples will appear in the store at all times. You typically will find well know varieties like Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Gala in the stores all year round. But some varieties only appear for a short time and some only at a local orchard or farmer’s market.
Apples go so well with so many things. Pork or winter squash if you’re talking savory, and nearly any other fruit, nut, or flavor combo, if you’re talking sweet.
They are full of so much potential!
When it comes to using apples in the kitchen, particularly in baking, there is one seasoning that you just can’t live without: apple pie spice.
What Is an Apple Pie Spice Recipe?
This apple pie spice recipe is a basic blend of warm spices that perfectly complement each other and add the perfect warm and toasty glow to baked apples.
Traditionally, the blend includes cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon.
Some people also like to add some ginger or cloves to their mix. And as cardamom has become more popular, people are starting to add it into their apple pie spice recipe as well.
DIY Apple Pie Spice Recipe
There’s really no need to buy pre-packaged apple pie spice, because you most likely have everything you already need in your pantry.
You can make the spice mix up a teaspoon at a time, or make a bigger batch and store it in a glass jar. (I’ve given you both a small and large batch recipe below, so you don’t have to worry about the math.)
Homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe
For a small batch
For a larger batch
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, making sure there are no lumps.
- Transfer to a glass spice jar and store the spice mix in your pantry.