I don’t believe I’ve ever bought an apple pie spice, but over the years, as I’ve made different recipes, I’ve found that there were certain pies or baked goods that I liked more than others. As I started paying attention to the ingredients and proportions, I came up with this simple time-saving mixture. Multiply it out as you see fit.
Apple Pie Spice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Makes 3 1/2 teaspoons. Use 1 -2 teaspoons for a standard pie. Use in any recipe that calls for Apple Pie spice, or substitute an equal amount for the total measurements of individual spices in other recipes.
from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com
Use Apple Pie Spice in cookies, cakes, muffins, cobblers, etc., and of course, pie. Any recipe that uses apples, or pears, or other fruits will benefit from this simple spice mixture. Try a little on cinnamon rolls for a bit more dimension than plain old cinnamon. Sprinkle on French toast. Add in small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) to pancake or waffle batter. And don’t forget Applesauce.
Although I don’t usually tinker with my Grandmother’s Apple Cake with Rum Sauce, this pie spice is good in it, and I often use this spice mix in my Apple Crisp. It has a lovely streusel topping, which reminds me how good a little spice can be in a streusel for almost any dessert.
If you’d like to see more of my spice & herb blends, check out Spice, Herb & Flavor Packet Substitutes. I’m adding as I go along!