Here is a delicious apple pie spice blend that you can use in various recipes to add an delicate autumn flavor.
An apple pie spice blend usually does not contain added salt. Also, no sugar is added in this recipe.
The benefit of making this spice blend yourself is to avoid prefabricated commercial blends that could contain preservatives, industrial sugar, and additives.
Also, this recipe is perfect for enhancing the flavor of various foods, especially when the amount of sugar is reduced like my apple oatmeal cookies.
Spices to make a apple pie spice blend
There are as many recipes as there are foodies. Even though spices and amounts vary greatly, it is usually the same spices that make up this classic blend. Here is the list.
To make this blend, the main spice you need to use is cinnamon. Then add nutmeg and combine with the other spices depending on the desired result.
This apple pie spices uses only ground spices for their practicality. However, nothing prevents you from doing it with whole spices to get a fresher and more intense flavor.
For this recipe, I used several spices. On the other hand, you can use less and still get an excellent mixture.
The only necessary spices are cinnamon and nutmeg.
You can also add other less traditional spices if you wish. For example, you can add a little star anise or even a little coriander.
Apple pie spices uses
As the name suggests, this blend was invented to be added to apple pies to give them sublime aroma and flavor.
However, this blend has far too much potential to simply limit its use exclusively to pies!
This spice blend is an incredible ingredient not only for apple recipes, but also for various other types of recipes such as:
- Fresh fruit diced
- Granola bars
- Fruit salad
Recipes using this blend
Here are examples of recipes in which I use this spice blend to enhance their flavor.
If you like this spice blend
If you like this blend, you should try my Baharat spice blend! It is an ideal blend for various meat recipes, salads and even soup!
Apple pie spices
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp allspice
- ½ tsp ground clove
- ½ tsp ground cardamom
- Combine all the spices thoroughly.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry pantry. This spice blend can be stored for up to 6 months, depending on the age of the spices used.
For informational purposes only. Nutrition data is primarily calculated from the USDA National Database. Values may vary from accuracy of measurements, brands, nutritional data and more. All measurements are metric (1 cup = 250ml). Readers are encouraged to make their own calculations.