Learn how to make Apple Pie Spice at home and save money. Homemade apple pie spice is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. 

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Homemade Apple pie Spice Recipe:

No need to buy expensive apple pie spice at the grocery store. You can make this at home for a fraction of the price of store bought. If you love to bake, you know those little jars of apple pie spice don’t last very long. 

This recipe for Apple Pie Spice is a warm and comforting seasoning blend that is made with 4 ingredients and is easy to make. The perfect spice for all your holiday bake goods.

This fall seasoning blend is delicious to add to many different recipes. Store in a spice cabinet to use all year long. We love to top our latte’s, oatmeal and even our cinnamon toast with this delicious blend.

Spice blend in a jar

What is in Apple Pie Spice?

Ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice and ground ginger. That is all you need to make this seasoning blend. You only need 4 spices to make this easy spice.  

Get ready for the holiday season and have a batch of this spice mix prepared. It is so easy. It is the perfect blend for all your holiday baking.

We make our own pumpkin pie spice as well and it is a huge savings both in time and money. Making homemade seasoning saves me time and money.

Can you Substitute Apple Pie Spice for Nutmeg?

If you are out of Nutmeg, you can use apple pie spice as a substitute. When substituting for nutmeg, make sure to use about half the amount. This helps reduce the cinnamon flavor that Apple Pie Spice.

Apple Pie Spice main ingredient is cinnamon. Reducing the amount helps so your dish doesn’t have strong cinnamon flavor.

How Long will Homemade Apple Pie Spice last:

If the spice blend is stored properly, the seasoning will last about 2 years.

Ingredients needed - ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger


  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Ground Ginger
Spice blend in a jar

How to Make Apple Pie Spice:

  • Step 1 – In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, ground allspice and ginger together.
  • Step 2 – Store spice blend in an air tight container. It is that easy.
Mixing the spice blend in a small bowl

What is the Difference between Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice has similar ingredients. The main difference is that pumpkin pie spice has cloves and apple pie spice does not.

How to Use Apple Pie Spice:

You can use apple pie spice in one of our favorite recipes. Add a teaspoon of ground apple spice to these recipes that call for this spice.

How to Store Homemade Apple Pie Spice:

Store in an airtight container. You can refill a spice bottle you already have. 

If you don’t have any, Amazon sells comparably sized spice jars for a good price. I like to make a couple of batches at once and share some with friends. 

It is also nice just to have extra on hand. It’s so nice to have this in your cabinet when you are baking. 

You can also use a small mason jar to store the apple pie spice in. Just use what you have. It does not have to be anything special. You just want it to be airtight.

Easy Apple Pie Spice Recipe:

This spice blend is so inexpensive to make and tastes just like store bought. It is the perfect fall blend and even delicious on a peach cobbler.

I really am so amazed at just how easy this is and how identical it tastes to the spice blend I have been buying at the store.

This time of year, we love to make pumpkin spice latte and other recipe for pumpkin.

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Apple Pie Spice

5 from 3 votes
Learn how to make Apple pie spice at home and save money. Homemade apple pie spice is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 tablespoons
Cuisine American
Course Seasoning
Calories 36


  • ¼ cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together
  • Store in an airtight container

Recipe Notes

Making 5 tablespoon servings

Nutrition Facts

Calories 36kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 2mg, Potassium 51mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 35IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 121mg, Iron 1mg

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