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Spice Mixes of the World #07 How to Make Apple Pie Spice
October 16, 2013

How to Make Apple Pie Spice and Add Fab Flavours to Your Homemade Puddings, Pies and Desserts


16th October 2013 -- Issue #07

Table of Contents

1. Recipe of the Week - How to Make Apple Pie Spice Using Whole Ingredients

2. The Easier Way Using Ground Ingredients

3. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!

4. My Facebook Page

5. My Recipe Book

If you enjoy making homemade puddings and desserts, then making your own apple pie spice is guaranteed to add superb flavours and mouthwatering aromas to your finished dish.

There are directions on making it using whole OR ground spices.

Ingredients if using whole spices: (makes about 5-6 tbsp)

3 tbsp coriander seeds (cilantro seeds)
2 tbsp allspice berries
2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp whole cloves
3 inch piece cinnamon stick

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon
  • Finely grind the cinnamon, coriander, allspice and cloves,
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Mix in the ginger and nutmeg

    Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.

    You can see all my spice mix recipes here.

    Note: You could dry toast the coriander, cloves and allspice berries prior to grinding.

    See the toasting and grinding info below for tips.

    Ingredients if using ground spices: (makes about 5-6 tbsp)

    2 tbsp ground coriander
    1 tbsp ground allspice
    1 tbsp ground cinnamon
    2 tsp grated nutmeg
    2 tsp ground ginger
    ½-1 tsp ground cloves

    tbsp = tablespoon
    tsp = teaspoon


    Simply mix everything together and store in an airtight jar. Use within 3 months.

    You can see all my spice mix recipes here.

    How to Toast and Grind

    Lightly toasting and grinding spices is the key to getting the most flavour out of your ingredients and into your home cooking...

    Step 1: Add your whole spices to a dry pan over a low to medium heat and whilst stirring or shaking the pan, lightly toast them for a few minutes. When you can really smell the aromas and they start to darken, they're ready.

    Step 2: Let them cool and then grind.

    Step 3: For a finer blend, put them through a sieve before combining with any ground ingredients and herbs.

    Click Here for step-by-step info and photos on this recommended technique.

    Facebook Page

    To keep up to date with new recipes and herbs and spices info,

    I have a Facebook page you may like...

    My Spice Mix Book

    It has 50 recipes ranging from the basic to fairly complex.

    Just a few of the recipes you'll find within...

    A Collection of BBQ Rubs
    Cajun, Creole and Taco Seasonings
    Curry Powder and Garam Masala Blends
    Pumpkin and Pudding Spice Recipes
    Mulling and Pickling Spice Mixes
    Recipes For Dry rubs
    Blends From China, India, US, Africa and Europe

    Comes complete with 4 bonus books all written by me!

    Read More Here.

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    Until Next Week,

    Jason -

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