Today, I’m bringing you another fresh homemade seasoning recipe to help you bring amazing flavor to your kitchen without the high price tag: Homemade Apple Pie Spice!
Apple Pie Spice Recipe
My daughter may be all about that pumpkin spice life, but the minute the cool weather starts creeping in, I get a craving for all things apple and spice.
While I tend to only go through one jar of apple pie spice with all of my fall baking, I’ve found some blends to be too heavy on one seasoning or another for my liking, and sometimes even within brands I’ll find a huge difference from one jar to the next. Making my own provides some quality control and comes in at less than $1 a jar.
The best cost savings with this recipe is to purchase your spices from a bulk store, or if that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs. Buying the little containers to make this seasoning would be crazy expensive.
This homemade apple pie spice is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.
This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.
What is in apple pie spice? Our apple pie spice is made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice and mace. Some versions contain dried orange peel or dried lemon peel, cardamom, etc, and some people prefer it without the mace (which can be pricey if you can’t grab it at a bulk store). You can also swap out the cloves for cardamom, if desired.
Is there an apple pie spice substitute? This recipe is a substitute for expensive pre-made jars of apple pie spice, or you can use pumpkin pie spice in it’s place as the ingredients are quite similar.
Making this apple pie spice once in the beginning of fall usually carries me through all of my fall baking. I keep all of my homemade spice blends in small mason jars near the stove and they get used daily.
Need some inspiration for how to use your adobo seasoning? Check out these recipes for how to use apple spice:
- Apple Pie Dessert Enchiladas
- Foolproof Apple Pie
- Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies from Kathleen’s Cravings
- Dutch Apple Pie Cookies
- Apple Pie Breakfast Cake
- Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
- Apple Fritters from Or Whatever You Do
- Apple Butter Snickerdoodles
- Apple Butter Cake
- Apple Spice Layer Cake
- Apple Spice Granola
You can also use it on popcorn, pretzels, hot drinks (like apple cider or a vanilla latte), etc. The options are endless!
Check out our quick how-to video to see how easy it is to whip up your own homemade apple pie spice and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe:
Apple Pie Spice Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can replace the cloves with 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spice Grinder
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Apple Pie Spice
Place all spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.
Grab your free printable for our homemade apple pie spice recipe:
- 4 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- Place all spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This easy homemade apple spice is an essential kitchen staple and makes a thoughtful homemade gift for the baker in your life!
For more recipes using apple pie spcie, check out our Apple Butter Snickerdoodles or our Dutch Apple Pie Cookies.