Did you know it takes just a minute to make your own apple pie spice? This apple pie seasoning is made with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and some allspice. Use this for adding to your apple pie, topping oatmeal, sprinkling on yogurt, and so much more.
Just know this apple pie seasoning is not just meant for added to an apple pie recipe. It can be used for so many things and is a very multi-purpose spice blend. Sprinkle on fruit, a yogurt parfait, steel cut oats, make granola with the spice blend, etc. The possibilities are endless.
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What is apple pie spice?
Apple pie spice is a 3-ingredient spice blend that will enhance the flavors of apple pie. Now this is a warm spice blend that can be used for all areas in the kitchen, as you saw above. Sprinkle in milkshakes, smoothies, oatmeal, and more. The apple seasoning blend can be used for a multitude of recipes.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe!
- Budget-friendly to make on your own. You will find each of the spices is affordable.
- It takes less than two minutes to make!
- You get the same flavors of a pre-made apple pie seasoning that you would buy in the store.
- Store any leftover spice mix in the spice cabinet for up to 12 months. This is a great way to create your own flavors that fit your preference.
- You get to control how much of each spice goes in. Love cinnamon? Then add a bit more to the spice blend.
What’s in Apple Pie Spice
How To Make
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- In a small bowl, add all the spices. (Photo 1)
- Mix and then use right away or store in a sealed container for up to 12 months. (Photos 2 & 3)
- It is best to use fresh spices when you make this seasoning mix for the best flavor.
- Add in some 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger for a slight spice kick to the spice blend.
- Cardamom would be another spice you could add in; it offers an exotic flavor which would make the spice blend stand out even more.
- Feel free to add less or more spice so that you can create the flavor notes as you would like. Some love to add a bit more cinnamon to have it be the stand-out flavor.
- Sweeten up the mixture with a tablespoon of brown sugar. This is going to give a caramel undertone to the apple pie spice.
- Keep your seasoning in a cool, dry place; otherwise, you will find the flavors will not be as strong and it will go bad sooner.
You will want to store your spice blend in a cool, dry place like a cabinet or even a pantry. Make sure to place the apple pie seasoning in a sealed jar or container.
You can buy empty spice jars online or even at a craft store that you can use. This is a great storage option as it preserves the flavors best. The blend will last up to 10-12 months.
Need some inspiration on how to use this seasoning blend? Let me help give you some ideas to help think out of the box. Sprinkle some of the seasoning in with your pancake or vegan waffle batter. Sprinkle in a cup of coffee or even on top of a warm glass of tea. Mix in an apple smoothie, porridge, baked apples, and more.
Yes, you can use apple pie seasoning in replace of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and even cloves.
If you use fresh spices when you make the seasoning and store in a sealed, airtight container, the seasoning can last up to a year.
You will find that sprinkling on some meats like pork, roasted vegetables like carrots, butternut squash, and more are going to compliment the flavors.
Need more homemade spice recipes? Try these:
Apple Pie Spice
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a small bowl.
- Mix well and then pour in a sealed container to store.
- Use right away as the recipe recommends, or store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.
- Amount of Spices: Use more or less of each of the spices to add more or less flavor.
- Cardamom or Ginger: You can add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of either of these spices to enhance the flavor of your apple pie spice even more.
- Double Recipe: Go right ahead and double or even triple the recipe. You can essentially make as much or as little as you would like.
- Clumps: If there are clumps from any of the spices, make sure to use a fork or spoon to break them up.
- Uses: Use for apple pie, oatmeal, porridge, mix in cobbers, cake mixes, smoothies, and more.