Thursday, November 8, 2012

Making Apple Pie Spice

It's apple season (as Wednesday’s post will attest)!  What a great time of the year for long walks in the country soaking up all of the beautiful fall color, and trips to the farm to pick your own apples for scrumptious fall baking.

The first thing you’re going to need in order to make use of the wonderful apple recipes that are cropping up (if you'll pardon the pun) is apple pie spice.  As with pumpkin pie spice, there is no need to buy it, just create your own blend from the spices that you already have on your shelf.   The photo above provides the proportions, the written recipe is below.  This makes about 3 tablespoons.  You can double it, triple it, or even cut it in half, depending upon your projected use.  You can also put a heaping tablespoon into a pan of water, along with apple peelings, and a few cloves, and simmer it on the stove to give your home a wonderful fall scent.

Apple Pie Spice
(Makes about 3 tablespoons)

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Stir together and store in an airtight jar.

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~~louise~~ said...

GREAT post Pattie, for some reason I never seem to put enough cardamon in my apple pie spice mix. Thanks for these ingredients. I will make a new batch and remember the cardamon!

Thanks for sharing...

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Ooo, the addition of cardamom is super yummy! I posted a recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice not too long ago - feel free to stop by for a looksee. Love your photo

Mary said...

I can smell the wonderful aroma now! Great tip to simmer the apple peelings!