Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Make Your Own! Apple and Pumpkin Pie Spice. . .Works For Me Wednesday

For years, when I saw a recipe calling for Apple Pie Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice, I'd pass it over. Either that, or I'd use the 9 year old jar in the back of the cabinet. Not good.

Well, making Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice at home isn't exactly rocket science, and chances are these spices are already hiding in your kitchen. No more running to the store to buy pumpkin pie spice for one recipe a year!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
(makes 1 teaspoon)

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)
1/8 tsp allspice


Homemade Apple Pie Spice
(makes 1 teaspoon)

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp allspice

Making my own spice blends really works for me! More tips are over at We Are THAT Family...go check 'em out!


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25 comments:

  1. I just ran out of apple pie spice a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping to make the mix, but after reading the ingredients list I realized that allspice doesn't exist where I live.

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  2. THANKS! I always forget to check my spices and end up not having something. I LUV your old pumpkin spice tin!!

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  3. Love your tin. But it's not Wednesday. So would it be titillate your tastebuds Tuesday? Great info.

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  4. Hey Jenny...thanks for the heads up. Yes, I do often confuse my days, but we all link up our Works For Me Wednesday posts on Tuesday evenings. :)

    I'm sure you're not the only one wondering.

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  5. So simple, but such an incredible idea!!

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  6. That's a great idea! I need to write those ratios down. I've been making my own apple pie and pumpkin pie spice for a while now, refilling the "real" jars I originally bought. But...I always have to look up the recipe when I run out. Maybe I'll write it on the side of the jar...Thanks Bridget!

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  7. Great tip! I always wing it when recipes call for pumpkin pie spice. Now I know the right ratios.. thanks!

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  8. Forgot to mention I LOVE that old spice tin!

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  9. Thanks for the tip!!!!! and I love that small spice can!!!

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  10. great tip! Is that jar of spice yours??

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  11. Thanks!! I use my pumpkin pie spice pretty often, but this is great to know for when I'm out!!

    ~TidyMom

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  12. That would go great sprinkled on the homemade whipped cream on top of my hot apple cide, but sprinkled above the Starbucks Caramel syrup/ Yum!

    http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/bittersweet-october-delicious-autumn/

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  13. I've always wondered if there was a recipe for that! I used it in your muffin recipe the other day!

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  14. Thanks for the tip! I was *just* about to go to the store and buy some pumpkin pie spice. LOL.

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  15. Great tip! I knew about the pumpkin pie spice but not the apple pie spice! Good to know!

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  16. i am the same way about unfamiliar ingredients in recipes. i will just skip right over to the next recipe because it terrifies me.
    i hate asking for directions too! go figure.

    thanks for the tips. =)

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  17. Awesome! Will bookmark this for later! :-)

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  18. Thanks for the info. I already made my Flavor of the Month recipe which called for pie spice. I substituted ground nutmeg and cinnamon because I didn't have pie spice on hand! I was kind of close :)

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  19. ooh- I like the idea of cardamom in apple pie spice.

    also an update: I made the lemon-lime bars from a couple months ago and hubby loved them. I also made the pumpkin pie spiced cream cheese (not to go with the lime bars)and that got wonderful reviews on pumpkin spiced muffins.

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  20. what a good idea! I usually throw in whatever I can find but I love the idea of having this on had. Thanks:)

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  21. This is an excellent idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this!

    I love finding out new things from my fellow bloggers especially when it can save me some money.

    :)

    Stop by and see me over at Free 2 Be Frugal sometime.

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  23. Ha Ha! Who are you trying to kid? That can of pumpkin pie spice looks older than me!

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