Nothing says “Fall is in the air” more than warm apple pie, apple crisp, apple sauce, anything apple. Apples are abundant this time of year and so it is important to have the right spices on hand to whip up these fantastic creations. While we were making the Apple Pie Filling, I found myself without Apple Pie Spice in the pantry. Making your own spice blends is very easy, takes only minutes and can save you money too!
How could I have run out and not made a mental note to pick up more at the store? That was disappointing.
Then, I got an idea. I bet I have everything I need to make it myself! Sure enough!
It only requires FOUR ingredients, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger – ALL things I use quite frequently.
I realized by making this and having it on hand, I would save quite a bit of money in the end, not to mention the time it would take to drive to the store and back just to get it. Plus, all I had to do was mix the ingredients together, use what I needed and store the rest. It is just that easy and took me maybe ten minutes from start to finish.
I have found apple pie spice is also fantastic lightly sprinkled on ice cream. It can be used when baking a sweet bread, to give the sense that you are actually eating apple pie. I’ve even put a tiny pinch in my morning coffee. Instead of using processed creamer, sprinkle some of this along with a small amount of sugar-in-the raw and some cream with your favorite Fall coffee blend. Mmmm, you will be transported into apple pie goodness, first thing in the morning.
Looking for recipes to use your Apple Pie Spice? We have 12 Apple Desserts for Fall that you will love!
- ¼ cup cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Mix all spices together
- Store in an airtight container
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