Home > Dressings, Dips, & Sauces > Apple Pie Spice Apple Pie Spice November 28, 2019 | 10 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This easy-to-make Apple Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and cloves to create a comforting blend that can be used in so many recipes! This post includes a recipe for making homemade apple pie spice, how to use your homemade spice blend, and ideas for giving this spice blend as a gift (with free printables!). I use a ridiculous amount of apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice come fall time. It was getting a little crazy paying $4-$5 for just a few tablespoons, so after reading the labels of my favorite apple pie spice blend and playing around with quantities a bit, I’m excited to share this recipe with you. There are so many ways to use this spice blend! In fact, it can transform an unexciting jar of overnight oats into something you’ll look forward to eating in the morning. Spices are beautiful things and taking several and tossing them together in a blend? I think you’re going to love this! Apple Pie Spice FAQs1What is Apple Pie Spice?Apple pie spice is essentially a blend of spices that are often called for in baked goods with apples. 2What's in Apple Pie Spice?Apple Pie Spice contains: Cinnamon Nutmeg Cardamom Allspice Cloves You can purchase apple pie spice in the store, but ounce for ounce, it’s pricier than the same quantity of a single spice. And while it initially costs a bit more to buy five jars of individual spices, when you get it all blended and turned into your own Apple Pie Spice, you’ll have five bottles’ worth of it. Now that’s saving some money! This spice blend is cheaper to make from home and you can also customize your spice blend exactly how you like it. Spice blends vary from brand to brand, but generally, all include cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Often blends will include cardamom and ground cloves. My recipe blend has all five spices and we love it! Feel free to tweak and adjust your spice blend to meet your personal preferences. 3What's the difference between Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice?I have a homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe too, which I use the most in my home! The two spice blends are similar, but they both have slightly different spices and different proportions of spices. My pumpkin pie spice blend has ginger and no cardamom. 4How do you use Apple Pie Spice?The sky’s the limit! Any time you think an apple pie essence might taste delicious, sprinkle in some of this blend. Over ice cream, stirred into cake batter, in muffins, over yogurt….it’s very versatile. Just remember that this spice blend contains no sweetener, so if you get a lot of it in your mouth at one time, it might taste bitter. For that reason, it’s better to mix it into a recipe than to sprinkle it over the top (unless you’re also including some sugar). How to use Apple Pie Spice There are so many ways to use this spice blend! Here are some ideas: Add to homemade applesauce, your morning bowl of oatmeal, into apple pancakes, waffles, or French toast, or your morning apple smoothie. Use in these apple muffins or this apple fritter bread. Add to this apple crumble, your favorite apple pie recipe, or this caramel apple cheesecake. Aim to use about 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Apple Pie Spice blend per 6 medium-sized apples. Storing Apple Pie Spice Store your homemade spice blend in an airtight container out of any direct sunlight. I like buying re-usable spice jars (here are my favorite spice containers; affiliate link). Really, though, you can use any small glass jars, like WECK or Mason jars or any small bottle with a lid. Gifting homemade spices I’m all about gifting these cute spice blends to friends, family members, or co-workers. Add a homemade label (Download FREE printable labels here) on brown Kraft sticker paper and stick it on the top or side of a small glass jar. Here’s the exact label paper I use; it can be found here. The free printable also includes a few extra designed labels in case you want to gift a whole basket of spices. You can print the labels on paper, cut them out, and attach them with glue or double-sided tape. If you’d rather, you can use label stickers. Grab some jars or spice containers, tie on some twine, and gift away! QUICK TIP For just 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, whisk together 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoons of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom. FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Apple Pie Spice 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe This easy-to-make Apple Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and cloves to create a comforting blend that can be used in so many recipes! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Apple Pie Spice 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This easy-to-make Apple Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and cloves to create a comforting blend that can be used in so many recipes! Course Spice Cuisine American Keyword apple pie spice Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 1 spice container Calories 50kcal Cost $0.85 Ingredients4 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cardamom1/2 teaspoon allspicePinch ground cloves InstructionsMix all of the spices together. Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.To make 1 tablespoon apple pie spice: Whisk together 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoons of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom Recipe NotesNote 1: Uses: For ways to use your homemade apple pie spice, check out the post! Nutrition information is for the whole container of apple pie spice. There are no significant calories in each individual serving. Nutrition FactsCalories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. 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