Apple Pie Spice is a spice that is easily made from spices you probably already have on hand! It’s a must-have spice for all your fall and winter recipes like my Apple Crisp Cheesecake!

Homemade Apple Pie Spice in a Jar with lid off to side.

Apple Pie Spice

The fall season is officially upon us! That means cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, crisp air, and apples! Apple Pie Spice is a wonderful homemade blend to have on hand in addition to making fantastic gifts for friends and family.

Ingredients for Homemade Apple Pie Spice.

Easy Apple Pie Spice

With just five spices, you will have your own Homemade Apple Pie Spice on hand all year round, not just in the fall! It’s easy to forget about this spice because pumpkin pie spice gets all the attention.

Difference Between Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie Spice

The main difference is that Apple Pie Spice contains cardamom and all-spice while pumpkin pie spice does not. Pumpkin Pie Spice has cloves, apple pie spice doesn’t.

Ingredients for Homemade Apple Pie Spice on a Plate.

How to Make Apple Pie Spice

Mix the listed spices together in a bowl. A small whisk, fork, or spatula works well. You can also add the ingredients to a small mason jar with a lid and shake well. Store your apple pie spice in a sealed container, glass being best, and be sure to label and date it. Spice blends should not be refrigerated, they are best stored in a cool dry pantry.

Homemade vs. Store-Bought

Homemade spice blends can be more flavorful and powerful than the store-bought version. I recommend starting with HALF the amount called for when using the homemade version.

For instance, if a recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice, add 1 teaspoon of the homemade apple pie spice. Taste test as you go. A little extra spice won’t be a bad thing, but you don’t want the star ingredient (such as apples) to be overpowered.

Spoonful of Homemade Apple Pie Spice.

How Long do Spice Blends Last?

Typically they last the life of the ingredients, which is about 1-2 years after they are opened. This recipe makes about 1/4 cup, so should last that time unless you bake frequently.

How to Tell if Spices are Still Good

If the spice blend you made is under 2 years old, chances are it’s ok. The spices should be bright and should be quite fragrant. A good trick to know is that if you can’t smell a spice, you won’t be able to taste it either. If your spices are dull-looking and odorless, time to toss them.

Recipes Perfect for Apple Pie Spice

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Apple Pie Spice

Prep Time 5 mins
With apple season upon us, it's time to fall into all the tasty apple recipes!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (31g) cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

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Reader Comments

  1. Can you keave out the cardamom? My family doesn’t like it. If so, should I supplement woth something else?

  2. Hello from Brasil.
    I want to thank you for the awesome recipes!
    I also would like to ask you if you can list the ingredients in “all spice”, if possible.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Hello
    I am having trouble finding the Whole Jamaican all spice, is there something else to substitute it eg mixed spice. I was worried I would have to reduce the other spices as thins has most of them in it.

  4. Thank you for the apple pie spice. I have been looking for it in grocery stores. All out! I tried to mix my own but I couldn’t get the spice proportions right.
    Now I have it written down and I will make it and keep it in an air tight bottle.

  5. The Carnation pumkin pie recipe calls for cinnamon, cloves, allspice , nutmeg and ginger. I would not make pumkin pie without all these spices.

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