Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie Spice Blends


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Homemade Apple Pie & Pumpkin Spices

homemade apple pie

You come across a recipe that requires a tablespoon of a apple pie or pumpkin pie spice blend that you don’t have. Do you spend $3.49 on a small bottle of pumpkin pie spice or can you make it with what you have on hand? Many spice blends have the same ingredients in them with maybe a tweak here and there as you can see with by the two below.

If you have a well stocked spice cabinet, chances are good that you can make just about anything for next to nothing.

Apple Pie Spice Blend
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1  tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2  tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2  tsp ground cardamom

Combine together and store in a labeled airtight container. Yield 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp

Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4  tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4  tsp ground ginger
  • 3  tsp ground allspice

Combine and store in a labeled airtight container. Yield 8 Tbsp

Other uses

These spice blends are good for more than pie. You can also ad them to –

  • Oatmeal cookie batter
  • Oatmeal cereal with a sweetener and dried apples, cranberries or raisins
  • Stir into softened vanilla ice cream and re-freeze
  • Apple bread pudding (any bread pudding)
  • Cobblers
  • Mix with a sugar and sprinkle over toast

Bon Appetite~ ~Valerie




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