Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Homemade apple pie spice

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
24 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pie spice
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  2. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

    Combine ingredients in small bowl
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  3. Store the apple pie spice it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

    Pie spice mix
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  4. 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 for an extra kick.
  • Replace the cardamom with ground cloves if you want a festive twist.