About twice a year I usually take a trip to Sauder’s in Seneca Falls to stock up on baking supplies. I buy large containers of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, pounds of sprinkles, and ridiculous amounts of oatmeal and rice . It has been a long time since I have bought a lot of spice and seasoning mixes because I usually just make my own. This is a recipe for Homemade Apple Pie Spice mix that I have used for years, and just love. It is actually very quick and easily make your own Homemade Apple Pie Spice. You probably have almost all the ingredients you need right in your pantry! Really, the only ingredient in the Apple Pie Spice Mix I don’t buy in bulk is the cardamom, I just don’t use it as often as I do all the other ingredients, but I think it’s complex flavor adds a dimension to this spice mix that makes it outstanding. I know cardamom is not for everyone, and this Apple Pie Spice Mix is excellent even if you do choose to omit the cardamom.
Despite its name Apple Pie Spice Mix is not just for pies, it is great in crisps, oatmeal, muffins, and cakes. One of my favorite uses for Apple Pie Spice Mix is Chunky Apple Spice Cake.
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Mix all the spices together, and store in an airtight container.