Reader question… “Thank you so much for the quick response and the recipe for pumpkin pie spice mix. I made some and used it and it worked beautifully. Now I have another question. Can I also make apple pie spice mix and do you have a recipe for this as well?” –Lilith P.

The apple pie spice mix is just as easy to make as the pumpkin pie spice mix and uses three of the same spices… but with different proportions.

Commercial apple pie spice mix is usually a blend of 4 parts ground cinnamon, 2 parts ground nutmeg, and 1 part ground allspice berries. Some commercial apple pie spice mixes also have the addition of cloves.

Again, I start with a 1/2 teaspoon base measurement and thoroughly combine these amounts:

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground allspice berries
a dash of cloves (optional)

Sometimes I add the dash of cloves and sometimes not. Be careful with the cloves, though… they can be very overpowering. Unless you really, really like the taste of cloves, a dash in this spice mix is really more than enough!

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