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Homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe (How to Make It)

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Did you know it takes just a minute to make your own apple pie spice blend? This seasoning is made with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. You can use it to add to your apple pie, top oatmeal, sprinkle on yogurt, and so much more.

Spice seasoning mixture in an airtight container with a spoon inside.

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Just know that this easy homemade apple pie spice is not just meant to be added to an apple pie recipe. It can be used for many things and is a multi-purpose spice blend. Sprinkle on fruit, a yogurt parfait, overnight steel cut oats, make granola with the spice blend, etc. The possibilities are endless.

I love to make apple desserts. My apple oatmeal bars are a great breakfast option or even dessert. You can also sip on my apple shine sangria, which is an adult beverage.

Feeling inspired to make more herb and spice blends? The Everything Bagel seasoning is inspired by the Trader Joe’s recipe. Or, for something more savory, try making your home garlic bread seasoning mix with these simple ingredients.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This is a budget-friendly way to make your own homemade apple pie spice mix. Each of the warm spices is affordable.
  • It takes less than two minutes to make this homemade spice blend!
  • You get the same flavors of a pre-made apple pie seasoning that you would buy in the store.
  • You can 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 preferences.
  • You control how much of each spice is used. Do you love cinnamon? Then, add a bit more to the spice blend.

What is Apple Pie Spice?

Apple pie spice is a 3-ingredient simple blend of spices that enhances the flavors of apple pie. As you saw above, this warm spice blend can be used for all areas of the kitchen. Sprinkle it in milkshakes, smoothies, oatmeal, and more. The apple seasoning blend can be used for a multitude of recipes.

What’s in This Apple Pie Spice Recipe?

Ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice in small separate bowls.
  • Cinnamon: Often considered the heart of many spice blends, ground cinnamon brings a warm, sweet flavor that perfectly complements apples’ natural sweetness. 
  • Nutmeg: This spice offers a slightly nutty and bittersweet flavor that pairs well with the earthiness of cinnamon, elevating the overall depth of the apple pie spice blend. Ground nutmeg is also known for its ability to enhance the complexity of both sweet and savory dishes.
  • Allspice: Resembling a mix of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, allspice adds a distinctive warm and peppery note to the apple pie spice. This unique flavor rounds out the spice blend, making it versatile for a wide range of recipes beyond just apple pie.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add a small amount of ground ginger for a slight spice kick to the blend.
  • Cardamom is another spice you could add; its exotic flavor would make the spice blend stand out even more.
  • Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to sweeten the mixture. This will give the apple pie spice a caramel undertone.

How to Make Apple Pie Seasoning Step by Step

Collage of mixing spices to create apple pie spice.
  1. Gather your spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice).
  2. In a clean, small bowl, combine all your collected spices. (Photo 1)
  3. Thoroughly mix them to ensure an even blend.
  4. Use the freshly prepared apple pie seasoning immediately or store it. For storage, transfer the blend into a sealed container; it remains fresh and aromatic for up to 12 months. (Photos 2 & 3)
Spice seasoning mixture in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips

  • It is best to use fresh spices when you make this seasoning mix for the best flavor.
  • Feel free to add less or more spice to create the flavor notes you like. Some love adding a bit more cinnamon to make it stand out.
  • 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.

Storing Tips 

You will want to store your own spice blend in a cool, dry place like a cabinet or even a pantry on a spice rack. Make sure to place the apple pie seasoning in a sealed jar or spice container.

You can buy empty spice containers online or at a craft store. This is a great storage option, as it best preserves the flavors. The blend will last up to 10-12 months.

Spice seasoning mixture in a white bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Need some inspiration on how to use this seasoning blend? Let me give you some ideas to think outside the box. Sprinkle some of the seasoning in with your pancakes, french toast, or vegan waffle batter. Sprinkle it in a cup of coffee or even on top of a warm glass of tea. Mix it in an easy smoothie recipe, porridge, baked apples, and more.

Recipe FAQs

Can I substitute apple pie seasoning with individual spices?

Yes, you can use apple pie seasoning in replace of ground spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and even cloves.

How long does apple pie seasoning last?

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.

Can I use apple pie seasoning in savory dishes?

You will find that sprinkling on some meats like pork, roasted vegetables like carrots, butternut squash, and more is going to compliment the flavors.

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Spice seasoning mixture in an airtight container with a spoon scopping.
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Homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe (How to Make It)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Spices
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Yields 2.5 tablespoons
Enhance the flavors of your favorite apple-based desserts with this homemade Apple pie spice recipe. This versatile blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice adds warmth and depth to apple pies, crisps, sauces, and more.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Gather your spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice).
    1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon,1 Tablespoon Ground Nutmeg,2 Teaspoons Ground Allspice
  • In a clean, small bowl, combine all your collected spices.
  • Thoroughly mix them to ensure an even blend.
  • Use the freshly prepared apple pie seasoning immediately or store it. For storage, transfer the blend into a sealed container; it remains fresh and aromatic for up to 12 months.

Notes

  • It is best to use fresh spices when you make this seasoning mix for the best flavor.
  • Feel free to add less or more spice to create the flavor notes you like. Some love adding a bit more cinnamon to make it stand out.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 Calories: 27kcal (1%) Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) Protein: 0.4g (1%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g Sodium: 2mg Potassium: 40mg (1%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 21IU Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 48mg (5%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)

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