Homemade Apple Pie Spice Mix - Perfect
For All Your Pies, Puddings and Desserts

Making your own homemade apple pie spice mix is the key to adding sublime flavours and aromas to all your fruit based pies, pastries, puddings and desserts Using a delicious blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and caraway and coriander seeds, it's probably the dessert blend I turn to most often for my baking. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Ingredients: (makes 5-6 tablespoons)

3 tbsp coriander seeds 
2 tbsp allspice berries
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp whole cloves
3 inch piece cinnamon stick
1 whole nutmeg

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon stick and grate a teaspoons worth of nutmeg
  • Grind the cinnamon pieces along with the cloves, caraway and coriander seeds and allspice berries
  • Once ground, sieve into a bowl
  • Finally stir in the ginger powder and freshly grated nutmeg

Store your apple pie spice mix in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 2-3 months before making up a fresh amount.

Note: You can dry toast the whole cloves, allspice berries and coriander seeds prior to grinding and combining with the other ingredients. The heat from the toasting releases even more flavours and aromas. Click here for info on this on this recommended cooking process. (Link opens in new window)

Ingredient Note: I use a few whole spices for this recipe as they will add better flavours. If you don't have them available whole just use pre-ground powders and halve the quantities the recipe requires. For example, for 2 tablespoons of allspice berries you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground allspice powder. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as wel and stir in with any other powders when making.

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