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.
Autumn is my favourite season, the cosiness of warm kitchen, baking cakes and making jams and fruit syrups. And of course, to help with all that cosiness, the beautiful smell of warming spice – cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.
To make your spice mix, simply mix all ground spices together and keep in a closed jam jar for further use.
What sounds like a simple thing, could be potentially a little bit more complicated, when you realise that spice producers won’t give you the percentage of the ingredients, which means 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.
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.
Other spice you might like to add in
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.