I recently shared an apple pie rugelach recipe in which I used my homemade apple pie spice blend. Today I want to share this blend with you so that you can make it for yourself and use it in your baking for the upcoming holiday season!
This blend is simple and contains many spices that you most likely already have on your spice rack or pantry shelf. This one contains the basics, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice,clove and my secret ingredient, cardamom! The cardamom adds a citrusy note that is not available anywhere else. It really is delicious and reminiscent of many Scandinavian recipes for the holidays including Christmas Stolen.
This recipe makes about 1/2 cup and will be very useful this season. To use, simply add up the amount of spices your recipe calls for and use an appropriate amount. For instance, if your recipe calls for a teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg, a 1/4 teaspoon of clove and 1/4 teaspoon of allspice you can simply use two teaspoons of this blend. The added cardamom will only add a delicious extra flavor profile to your finished recipe.
I have stored mine in a 1/4 pint mason jar and I think these would make lovely take away gifts for your holiday table. Especially for your Thanksgiving dinner! Then your guests could use these for their holiday baking and remember you while they do it. These would make lovely place card holders for your guests to take home as well! Decorate to fit your tablescape and you are all set!
I hope you give this homemade apple pie spice and baking blend a try and I hope you love it!
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Apple Pie Spice and
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoons ground cardamon
1 teaspoon ground clove
Step by Step Instructions
Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and give it a good shake.
Store in a cool, dry and dark place and use within 6 months for best flavor.
Use by the teaspoon in recipes calling for apple pie spice or cinnamon for a delicious alternative to the single spice.