Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Homemade apple pie crust over blue country surface with fresh fruits, cinnamon sticks and walnuts, top view
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings
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Save money and make your own apple pie spice mix. This is an easy homemade apple pie spice, made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. 

The recipe makes 1/4 cup of apple pie spice, and it is easy to scale up or down. Use an empty, clean herb jar or a small canning jar to store the bulk spice blend.

For pumpkin pie spice, replace the cardamom and allspice with ground ginger.

What You'll Need

  • For 1/4 Cup:
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Store the apple pie spice it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Use the spice in apple pie, spice cake or cupcakes, cookies, and pumpkin recipes.


  • The recipe is easily scaled down for a small amount. For 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon with 3/4 teaspoons of nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom.

    Recipe Variations

    • Replace the allspice and cardamom with ground ginger.
    • Replace the cardamom with ground cloves, if desired.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    24 Calories
    1g Fat
    5g Carbs
    1g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)