Apple Pie Spice (with Video)


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!

How to make homemade Apple Pie Spice - the perfect addition to all of your fall baking! Customize your blend to have the perfect flavor profile for you - and skip the overpriced tiny jars at the store.

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.

Apple pies, apple crumbles, apple turnovers, apple scones – even some good, old-fashioned fried apples a la Cracker Barrel.

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:

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.

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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.

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Skip the expensive jarred stuff and make your own homemade apple pie spice for less than $1! The perfect addition to all of your fall baking recipes - giving your baked goods more flavor than just plain old cinnamon

Grab your free printable for our homemade apple pie spice recipe:

Yield: 5 Tablespoons

Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

A delicious, from-scratch apple pie spice you can use to enhance all of your favorite fall baked goods.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 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


  1. Place all spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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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.

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