Homemade blend of traditional apple pie spice mix for baking and seasoning. Can be used for traditional apple pies, but also add to fruit crisps, crumbles, pancakes or stewed fruit.
Autumn is my favourite season, the cosiness of warm kitchen, baking cakes and making jams and pear fruit syrups.
And of course, to help with all that cosiness, the beautiful smell of warming spice – cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.
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Developing the perfect Apple Pie Spice Mix recipe
Putting together the Apple Pie Spice Mix recipe sounds like a simple thing, but it’s actually a little bit more complicated, when you realise that spice producers won’t give you the percentage of the ingredients.
This means that you need to test a few batches to come up with the right blend for your taste.
I love this part! This is what baking is all about for me, testing different flavours until you come up with the right one.
I’ve already had a go at my version of homemade gingerbread spice and pumpkin pie spice mix, so I wanted to try to make my apple pie spice mix too.
AUTUMN & FESTIVE SPICE MIX RECIPES
Most ingredients on the shop apple pie spice mixes include cinnamon, nutmeg, but then they differ because some use allspice, mace, cardamom, cloves, anise, fennel and even ground ginger.
That’s a lot of different combinations to get your head around.
By simple means of elimination – e.g. ginger goes to pumpkin pie spice and if I add anise, fennel and cardamom it would be more like a gingerbread spice, I’ve tried a mix with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
The biggest proportion in any recipe takes up cinnamon, then nutmeg and then either the cloves or cardamom.
Apple Pie Spice Ingredients
Other spice you might like to add in
To make your spice mix, simply mix all ground spices together and keep in a closed jam jar for further use.
How to use homemade Apple Pie Spice mix
This homemade apple pie spice mix is very easy to blend together and it’s perfect for baking your apple pie.
On top of that, you can also use this spice mix as a topping for your favourite pudding or making traditional apple sauce or make delicious stewed pink apple fruits with a pinch of my apple pie spice.
This spice is mix is also perfect for making homemade crumble topping for fruit crumbles or crisps.
Other uses for apple pie spice mix include:
- Add a bit of the spice to the pancakes batter
- Apple cakes or other fruit cakes will work with this spice mix well
- Add to fruit crumble
- Add to vanilla cupcakes batter instead of vanilla
- Add to a hot fruit tea
- Add some to your breakfast smoothie
How to store spice mix
Once mixed, store in an airtight container, such as jam jar or a small plastic box to prevent the spice from humidity and also from drying out.
Your apple pie spice won’t go off as such, but it’s best to mix just what you need for a week or so.
I’d suggest to make this recipe quantity and see how long it will last and make more if you like.
Apple pie spice mix recipe
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- Measure all spices together, mix well and spoon in to a glass jar .
- Label and keep for up to 3 months.