Prep School: D.I.Y. – Apple Pie Spice
My sister-in-law once walked into my house and, mouth agape, slowly said as she pointed to my massive collection of alphabetized small jars and bottles, “Look at all those spices.” It’s true, my spice addiction is a liability. I love them all – and I especially enjoy making my own blends, like apple pie spice. Sure, you could grab a jar of apple pie spice at the grocery store, but making your own is really simple – and chances are, you might just have most of the ingredients on hand. The blend is perfect for apple pie, of course, but it’s also fabulous on baked apples, oatmeal, in muffins and granola. Feel free to customize yours – adding a little more cinnamon or nutmeg if you wish – or get a little crazy by adding some cardamom for an unexpected, delicious twist.
Here’s what you’ll need for a recipe that calls for 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice:
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- dash of ground allspice
- dash of cloves or cardamom
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