Apple Pie Spice

filed under: Food + Drink on September 29, 2019

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

Apple Pie Spice

The fall season is officially upon us! That means cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, crisp air, and apples! It seems that fall has been overshadowed by pumpkin spice lately, but the real star of fall is the apple! Here in the midwest, it is apple growing season, which means apple orchards. If you have never been to an apple orchard, you are missing out! It is such a great family activity. Plus, an apple orchard is much more than picking apples. Many times, there will be hayrides, live music, and games! After you have picked your favorite apples, you can use them in so many recipes, like my Apple Dump Cake.  It just makes sense to have your own Apple Pie Spice on hand.

Ingredients for Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice Ingredients

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 of pumpkin pie spice getting all the attention. I get it since I made a Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice as well😊. Anyway, focusing on Apple Pie Spice, here are the spices you need to have your very own supply!


  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Cardamom

Ingredients for Homemade Apple Pie Spice on a Plate

How to Make Apple Pie Spice

There is really no excuse not to have a Homemade Apple Pie Spice in your cupboard. Imagine it sprinkled on your morning oatmeal, or topping your snickerdoodle cookies with the apple pie spice! Plus, it helps bring the perfect amount of apple flavor to my Spiced Apple Pancakes! Okay, you get it…now, how do you actually make the spice? Well, here goes…mix the listed spices together. Yep, that is it! Store your Homemade Apple Pie Spice in a sealed container, glass being best, and have it handy for all those apple recipes!

PRO TIP: 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.

Spoonful of Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Looking for More Fall Treats and Desserts?

Apple Fritters

Artisan Apple Bread

The Best Apple Crisp

Dwight’s Caramel Apple Pie

Apple Pie Spice
Prep Time
5 mins

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

Author: Amanda
  • ¼ cup (31g) cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  1. In a small bowl mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

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  • Midge says:

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

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can, yes.

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