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Apple Pie Spice Blend

The essence of autumn in this carefully curated Apple Pie Spice blend. Begin with a base of comforting cinnamon and nutmeg, then delve into a world of flavor possibilities with hints of allspice, cardamom, ginger, cloves, mace, and a touch of dried lemon peel. Elevate your baking adventures with this exquisite spice blend, designed to add a burst of warmth to your favourite apple recipes.

Total Time
15 min
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Ingredients for 1/2 Cup Servings

  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
    1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cloves
    1/2 teaspoon mace
    A pinch of dried lemon peel

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min

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    1. Base Blend:
      In a small bowl, start with a base blend of 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg. Mix these two spices thoroughly.
    2. Building Flavours:
      Gradually add 1 1/2 teaspoons each of allspice and cardamom to the base blend. These spices add complexity and depth to the flavor profile.
    3. Enhancing Aroma:
      Incorporate 1 teaspoon of dry ground ginger to provide a warm and aromatic note to the spice blend.
    4. Adding Richness:
      Include 1/2 teaspoon each of cloves and mace for a touch of richness and warmth.
    5. Finishing Touch:
      Add a pinch of dried lemon peel for a subtle citrusy brightness that complements the sweetness of apple pie.
    6. Adjusting to Taste:
      Taste the spice blend and adjust the quantities to your liking. Feel free to add more of a specific spice if you prefer a stronger presence of that flavor.
    7. Storage:
      Transfer the Apple Pie Spice blend to an airtight container or a spice jar with a tight lid.
    8. Labeling:
      Don’t forget to label your spice blend, including the date of preparation.
    Pro Tips
    • Balancing Act: Achieve a perfect balance by starting with a strong foundation of cinnamon and nutmeg, then experiment with the additional spices to suit your taste.
    • Quality Matters: Opt for high-quality, fresh spices for the most vibrant and robust flavour.
    • Versatile Blend: Beyond pies, explore the versatility of this spice blend in muffins, cookies, oatmeal, and more.



  • Use in apple pie filling for a warm and comforting flavor.
  • Sprinkle on sliced apples before baking for a quick and flavorful dessert.
  • Incorporate into apple sauces, muffins, or cookies for a delicious twist.

Total Amount:
This recipe yields about 1/2 cup of Apple Pie Spice Blend. Adjust the quantities based on your preferences and the scale of your recipes. Store in a cool, dark place to maintain the freshness of the spices. Enjoy the warm and aromatic notes of this personalised spice blend in your favourite apple-inspired recipes!

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