Apple Pie Spice

Is there anything better than the smell of apple pie? This apple pie spice blend can be added to pies, pastries, and other desserts. It can also be used in drinks.

Ingredients for Apple Pie Spice: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamon and all spice on a white plate.

Making your own apple pie spice is easy. There are only five ingredients in this simple recipe that can be made in bulk and stored for up to three months.

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What Are The Ingredients in Apple Pie Spice?

Apple Pie Spice ingredients vary, depending on whether you’re buying premade or making your own. this recipe uses a total of five ingredients.

  • Cinnamon. This is the main spice. Cinnamon complements the flavour of apples like no other spice.
  • Nutmeg. Ground nutmeg is perfect with cinnamon.
  • Ginger. Ground ginger balances out the sweetness of the recipe by adding a peppery taste.
  • Cardamon. Another distinct flavour that is strong but pairs well with the sweetness of apples.
  • All-Spice. This spice is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, star anise, fennel and cloves. It helps to balance out all the other flavours without overdoing it.

Why Make Your Own Apple Pie Spice?

There is a difference between store-bought and homemade spice blends. The biggest difference is that homemade spice blends usually have fresher ingredients than store bought. You never really know how long some of those spices have been sitting on the shelf.

And if you only need a little amount of the spice, like when you’re only making one pie, do you really want to buy a whole container?

Buying The Spices Needed For This Recipe

When buying the spices needed for this recipe, there are a few options. You can go out and buy all the spices needed at the grocery store.

Or you can buy at a bulk store like Bulk Barn, where you can buy only what you need. This is an economical way of buying spices, especially if it is a spice you don’t usually buy. This way you can buy just the amount you need for a recipe.

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes, this recipe can be doubled or even tripled. In the fall, during apple season, we make three or four mason jars full of this spice for using through the fall.

Uses For Apple Pie Spice

This spice blend has many uses beyond just an apple pie.

  • Donuts. We sometimes add a tsp of this blend to our Apple Cider Doughnuts for extra flavour.
  • Cobbler. Add this spice blend to apples to bake a cobbler. The spices also complement peaches, so it can be used in a peach cobbler.
  • Oatmeal. Stir a little into your oatmeal for breakfast.
  • Smoothies. Use a tsp of this blend in your daily smoothie.
  • Ribs. Mix this spice blend with a BBQ seasoning for ribs or any kind of pork.
  • Tea. In the fall, when it’s chilly, a cup of tea is great, especially with the warmth of this spice blend added in.
  • Apple Cider. Boost the flavour of warm apple cider by adding in a half teaspoon of this spice blend.

Storing Apple Pie Spice

This pie spice can be made in larger batches and stored in a mason jar or similar air-tight container in the cupboard. It can last up to three months.


Ingredients for Apple Pie Spice: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamon and all spice on a white plate.

Apple Pie Spice

Quick and easy to make, this recipe has 5 ingredients and makes enough to bake two pies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American, Canadian


  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
  • Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp all-spice


  • Place all ingredients in a mason jar
  • Sela jar with lid and shake
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 months
Keyword apple pie, spice

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