Let me begin by saying that I don’t see myself as a spice snob but I do appreciate layers of flavor when cooking, those layers become so much more magical when you know how to pair spices within your dish. One of my favorite spices that I always have mixed in my cupboard is apple pie spice. I use it in everything from cocktails to toast, desserts to smoked meat, it adds so much depth and warmth and it’s super easy to keep on hand.
I am fortunate to have a bulk spice store within driving distance, I am typically in the area every few weeks so I tend to stock up seasonally to keep my stash fresh. I use this blend when a recipe calls for cinnamon, I like to think of the allspice, nutmeg and cardamom as supporting actors. Cinnamon is a great spice and all but with a little help from his friends he’s a damn star! This little concoction really makes cinnamon sugar toast to the next level, friends. You can try it and thank me later.
Apple Pie Spice
Warm cinnamon and smooth cardamom are a perfect balance to bring depth to your favorite recipes.
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp allspice
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tbsp cardamom
Place measured ingredients in bowl or jar and blend. Store in airtight container to keep fresh.