DIY Pie Spice Blends – Apple and Pumpkin

Make your own pie spice blends for the most flavourful spice mixes. It’s easy, economical and allows you to make your blend just the way you like.

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Also Read: Homemade Taco Seasoning, Homemade Italian Seasoning, Homemade Convenience Foods

Pie spices are for so much more than just pie! I use mine for overnight oats, baking, desserts, applesauce, fruit leather, steamers & lattes, gingerbread houses, pancakes, tea and so much more.

The great thing about making your own blend is that you can make it to suit your personal preference. For example, I’m not a huge fan of cloves so my blends are usually light on cloves – perfect for me! But maybe you love that deep sultry flavour – then add a touch more than the recipe calls for. In other words, adjust and make them your own.

What’s the Difference Between Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice

I’d say the difference is intensity. Pumpkin pie spice is a little more intense due to cloves and additional ginger and allspice. Apple pie spice has more cinnamon.

You can easily sub one for the other.

If I had to choose between the two, I say make the apple pie spice and keep some allspice or cloves on hand if you’re making a recipe that needs a little more intensity.

That said, if you want to make them both, here’s my formula for apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice.

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Apple Pie Spice Blend Recipe

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5 from 2 votes

Apple Pie Spice Blend

Not just for pie or apples! Use this spice blend in apple sauce, stewed rhubarb, hot mulled cider, gingerbread, pancakes, spice cake, spiced shortbread, cinnamon toast, etc.
Prep : 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom optional

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in small bowl and mix well.
  • Pour into small, sealable glass jar.
  • Seal tight and store in dry, cool, dark place for up to 2 years.

Notes

Use 1 tsp in filling for 1 pie.
Use 2 tsp in gingerbread recipes.
Use 1 ½ tsp in spice cake.
Use 1 tsp in spiced shortbread.
Yield: 1/4 -1/3 cup
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

close up of pumpkin spice
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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Not just for pumpkin pie! Use this spice blend in steamers, lattes, baking, pumpkin fruit leather, gingerbread, spice cake, spiced shortbread, etc.
Prep : 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in small bowl and mix well.
  • Pour into glass jar with tight fitting lid.
  • Keep for up to 2 years.

Notes

Makes about 1/3 cup.
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For other spice blends check out these posts:

Lemon Herb Seasoning – great for veggies, chicken and fish

Italian Herb Seasoning – great for veggies, soups, sauces and pasta

Creole Seasoning – great for meats, soups, stews and sauces

Taco Seasoning a classic to replace those yellow packages

Popcorn Seasoning Recipes – not just for popcorn!
Chili Lime Seasoning – great for chicken, fajitas, tortillas, taco salad, etc.
Chili Cheese Mix – great for steamed veggies, pasta, scrambled eggs, garlic toast or as an ingredient in homemade bread
BBQ Seasoning – great for chicken, barbecued meat, beer can chicken, pulled pork, ribs, etc.

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