Apple Pie Spice isn’t just for apple pie. I actually use it in multiple recipes/items, especially the oatmeal I make in the morning. So I was thrilled to find this because I couldn’t actually find apple pie spice in any of the local stores! They had it in South Carolina…but apparently not in Washington? Along with the recipe, I’ve included a list of ways to use apple pie spice…it’s for more than apple pie!

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice. Tastes better than store-bought, cheap and easy. Plus ideas where to use apple pie spice (besides in apple pie, obviously).

This recipe isn’t my own creation; classic Apple Pie Spice is apple pie spice. There’s only so many ways you can make it. So thanks to “The Greenbacks Gal” for the first version -and- “Home in the Finger Lakes” & “Table for Two” for some alternate versions.
(No, recipes cannot be copyrighted…which is good and bad for us food bloggers….good Lord…is that what I am now?)

Places/when/where you can use “Apple Pie Spice” (feel free to go beyond this list, of course!):
• Oatmeal- I make “oatmeal jars” in batches and just add hot water (or milk). I’ve done two different posts with various oatmeal flavor combinations: “15 Fabulous Fall Oatmeal Flavors” and “Quick & Easy Oatmeal Jars.” Both posts include a printable.
• Apple Pie (obviously)
• French Toast
• Add to waffle or pancake batter
• Apple Dumplings
• Smoothies or lattes
• Canned apple pie filling…it tastes really good on it’s own; it doesn’t need to be in a pie!
• Apple Pie Bread
• Coffee cake
• Cookies
• Sweet potatoes
• “Fried” apples
• Fruit salad dressings
“Somewhat Simple” has a few further ways to use it…but they seem to be a bit of a stretch, so I didn’t include them.
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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. ground all-spice
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

  • Mix together and store in an air-tight container. 

Notes

Optional add-ins: 
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Homemade Apple Pie Spice. Tastes better than store-bought, cheap and easy. Plus ideas where to use apple pie spice (besides in apple pie, obviously).