Elevate apple pie with this homemade apple pie spice. Make your next apple pie with the perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and allspice.
Making spice blends has become quite the hobby of mine.
I have a drawer full of spices and also a cupboard that is home to roughly 9 different seasoning blends. Most are for using in savory recipes but there are a few for baking as well. I’ll share with you a little secret and say that 2/3 of those seasonings may potentially be gracing the pages of my book. (!!!!!!)
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that fall is hands-down the BEST time of year for being holed up in the kitchen baking. Pies, breads, muffins and cookies, you name it… it’s simply the best. time. of. the. year. Baking is an automatic itch that I need to scratch once the kids are back in school. The weather gets cooler and it’s not such a sweaty burden to flick on the oven amiright?!
Today I have for you a spice blend that isn’t in the book but is just in time to make it into that apple pie or muffin recipe…
All you need to make your very own apple pie spice is cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (my FAVORITE!) and allspice.
Grab a small spice container or jar and add in a heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
Then add in 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg…
1 teaspoon ground cardamom.
Lastly, measure in 3/4 teaspoon of allspice.
Stir to combine.
Use in your next apple pie or in any recipe calling for homemade apple pie spice. I’ve recently mixed into a few sticks of butter with a 1/2 cup or so of sugar. The recipe I was using the spiced butter for didn’t pan out so well but you most definitely could smear some of that butter on bread and broil it for a few seconds to minutes for a good caramelized toast or something.
Oh and here’s my pumpkin pie spice, in case you were wondering. 😉
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