The Southern Lady Cooks: Did you ever get ready to make a pie and check the cupboard for spices to find that you don’t have the one you are looking for? Here is a handy tip on How to Make Your Own Apple Pie Spice.
[ Recipe: Apple Pie Spice ] More tasty fall spice treats. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon; 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg; 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice; 1 teaspoon ground ginger; 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom. Directions: Combine spices in a small bowl, mix well to combine. Store in a small jar or spice container. ~ from the amazing and beautiful mybakingaddiction.com blog.
I feel so liberated since I started making my own spice mixes. Sounds silly, I know. But I used to hate it when I had a dinner plan, only to open the cupboard and find out I was missing an essential spice. Now I just make them myself. They are a lot easier...
HOMEMADE APPLE PIE SPICE ● 1 T ground cinnamon; ● 1 tsp ground nutmeg; ● 1 tsp allspice; ● 1/2 tsp ground cloves; ● Dash of cardamom (optional). Place all ingredients in small, sealable container and mix together. Use as directed in recipes that call for apple pie spice. Store in a dry place, up to 6 months. http://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-apple-pie-spice/