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 pantry shelf full of individual spice jars and also 2 smaller shelves that is home to 10+ 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 will be gracing the pages of my book. (!!!!!!)

Okay, moving on.

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 because 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…

What you need to make apple pie spice is:

  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cardamom
  • allspice
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?

There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.

Grab a small spice container or jar and add in 1 heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom and 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, for a spiced butter situation. The recipe I was using it for didn’t pan out so well, but you most definitely could smear some 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. 😉

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!

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Yield: 3 tablespoons

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! This recipe yields 3 tablespoons.


  • 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.
Serving: 1recipe, Calories: 13kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg