Take a big whiff of Apple Pie spice. What do you smell? It is a smell that can take a person to another place and time. Visions of grandma baking or mom putting the finishing touches on a freshly baked pie.
As a result of combining cinnamon, All spice, nutmeg, cloves, a little ginger, maybe some cardamom, it creates one of the most magical combinations ever created. After all, what’s apple pie without the spices?
Cinnamon has an earthy and sweet flavor. Nutmeg is most well known for its distinct flavor in egg nog or gingerbread cookies. All spice is simply a combination of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The combination of these simple spices creates one of the most sought after spices on the market.
But why add ANOTHER spice to that rack when you already have everything that make up Apple Pie spice?
The great thing about making your own apple pie spice is that you can customize it, because it really comes down to what YOU think apple pie, pancakes or muffins should taste like.
If you like cloves with your apples, add some into your apple pie spice recipe. If you love cardamom, go ahead and add a pinch. Make it your own!
What can I Put Apple Pie Spice in?
- Sprinkle it into or on top of morning oatmeal
- Any baked good like muffins, bread, scones or pie
- Pancakes or Waffles
- Baked Apples
- ¼ cup ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together
- Store in an airtight container
- Serving Size: 1/4 Cup