Homemade Apple Pie Spice

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.

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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. (!!!!!!)

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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…

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All you need to make your very own apple pie spice is cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (my FAVORITE!) and allspice.

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Grab a small spice container or jar and add in a heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

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Then add in 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg…

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1 teaspoon ground cardamom.

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Lastly, measure in 3/4 teaspoon of allspice.

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Stir to combine.

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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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Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Apple Pie Spice recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Yield: about 3 heaping tablespoons

Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Homemade Apple Pie Spice
Use in your next apple pie or in any recipe calling for apple pie spice. This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled) and would make for an excellent gift!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice


Combine in an airtight container or small jar. Store in a cool dry place for 1 to 2 years.

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5 Responses to “Homemade Apple Pie Spice”

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — September 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I can totally see myself sprinkling this into and onto many things…oatmeal, yogurt, you name it. Better make myself a batch!

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    Katie | The Surly Housewife — October 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Congrats on the book. I am so excited to check it out!!!

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    plasterer bristol — May 4, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Gotta love this old school classic, great recipe, thanks for sharing.


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    Akshay Ahuja — July 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I want to know ground cardamom is large cardamom or small green cardamom?
    And second thing the ingredients of allspice?


    • Laurie McNamara replied: — August 17th, 2016 @ 11:20 am

      Ground cardamom and all spice is it’s own spice and not a blend.

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