Homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe


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Homemade Apple Pie Spice is cozy and delicious for much more than apple pie! Easy recipe for your spice collection and a favorite anytime!

Apple Pie Spice is one of my favorite spice blends to make and keep in my pantry for making so many recipes. It’s delicious in my homemade applesauce, and I especially love to keep it in my spice rack as I gear up for fall recipes like apple cider and holiday baking that surely involves apple pies. It’s delicious sprinkled in hot cocoa or hot tea with honey and lemon. And I love it in granola, cakes, cookies, and even in our slow cooker oatmeal.

We definitely go through it around here!

Glass container with metal airtight lid filled with apple pie spice.

How to Make Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Glass bowls with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger along with a whisk.


To make this spice blend, you will use the following spices:

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground allspice
  • ground ginger

Recipe Tip!

Make sure you start with fresh spices. Check the expiration dates of each individual spice and smell them all well to be sure they still smell strong and like they should. If any of the spices that make up the recipe have lost their potent aroma, then it will impact the aroma and flavor of your final spice recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Measure each of the ground spices. Then, combine them all in a large mixing bowl.

Ground spices blended to make apple pie spice.

With a whisk or fork, mix all of the ground spices together.

Once blended, decant the apple pie spice into an airtight container.

I generally make a large batch, but you can easily scale the recipe based on how much apple pie spice you plan to use during the season.

Storage Tips

To store: Place your spice blend in an airtight spice container with a lid that seals well. Store away from light and moisture for best results. This apple pie spice blend usually is best used within 1-2 years.

Makes Great Gifts!

Make a few fresh batches of apple pie spice and put the spice blend in nice glass spice jars with sturdy lids. Tie ribbons around the top, make pretty labels for them, and give them as thoughtful gifts to neighbors and friends!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should you throw out spices?

The spice should have good color, smell strong, and taste as strong as is normal for this spice. Once any of these are “off”, mix up a fresh batch of the spice blend and discard the old one.

What is the shelf life of spices?

They are freshest when used in 1-2 years but can last anywhere from 1-4 years. Certain factors can affect their longevity, such as how they are stored, potential exposure to moisture or a lot of light, as well as how they are processed.

More Favorite Apple Recipes

Apple Crisp

Apple Cider Waffles

Easy Apple Dip

Apple Fritters

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Here’s my homemade apple pie spice recipe. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do!

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Apple Pie Spice is easy to make from four ingredients and keep in your spice collection. Perfect for baking pies or making everyday recipes like oatmeal and applesauce! Great for sharing!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 (1 teaspoon) servings


  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Mix all spices together in a bowl and store in an airtight container.


Makes 16 teaspoons.

Storage Tip

To store: Place your spice blend in an airtight spice container with a lid that seals well. Store away from light and moisture for best results. This apple pie spice blend usually is best used within 1-2 years.


Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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Recipe Review


  1. Georgia Pellegrini says:

    It’s such a great idea to have this one hand and toss into fall recipes. I’d love it in oatmeal even!

  2. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Mmm, makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake!

  3. Amy says:

    There’s nothing that puts me in a warm and cozy mood better than this combination of flavors and smells.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Isn’t it the best!?!?!

    2. Selena says:

      5 stars
      It really is the best! πŸ™‚

    3. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much Selena! xo

  4. Curt says:

    I love all that cinnamon. This is much like a pumpkin spice blend, except it’s missing the cloves.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Yes, it is very much like a pumpkin pie spice blend. Sometimes, I use this apple pie spice recipe as my base and then just add in the ground cloves as I need them.