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Easy Apple Pie Spice

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Easy Apple Pie Spice is a simple 2-ingredient spice blend used in apple pies that gives them their delicious, warm, and distinct flavor.

The perfect combination of cinnamon and nutmeg so you can enjoy that wonderful flavor anytime.

Apple pie spice in a bowl next to cinnamon sticks on a white wood table.

Making apple pie is much easier than one might think. Besides the apples, the taste that makes apple pie so distinctive, is the spice. Easy Apple Pie Spice is the basic blend, but you can also add brown sugar or vanilla to give it an extra boost.

Want some apple recipes with that delicious apple pie spice flavor? Try Easy Dairy Free Mini Apple Pies, Easy Dairy Free Apple Pie, or even Easy Mock Apple Pie.

Want that delicious apple pie flavor in something else? Add it to other baked goods instead of just cinnamon or spice up something plain. Even try it in coffee!

If you are going to use Easy Apple Pie Spice it in something other than apple pie, make sure to add a little at a time to taste after you have already added the other ingredients.

Also, I would not use it in any recipe that already has an overpowering flavor (such as cocoa), because the spice will get lost.

Personally, I find that baking is so much simpler when I have whatever I need within reach and don’t have to run out to the store whenever I want to bake something. For this reason, I make sure to have everything I use regularly in my pantry.

If you do as well, putting together Easy Apple Pie Spice would be right at your fingertips!

Baking Pantry Essentials

I never know when someone in my family is going to want a dessert at home, to bring to a friend’s house or need for an event, so I like to make sure I can bake anything with very short notice.  To that end, I keep a variety of supplies and ingredients in the house that will allow me to do just that. 

I can’t tell you how many times I was glad to have whatever I needed within reach for the last minute visitor or for when one of my kids went to a friend or had a school event without much prior notice.

I have slowly collected things over the years as I needed them (or if I found a good sale) and like to keep more than one of the smaller items, in case I don’t want to wash dishes in the middle of baking.

My basic “equipment” includes:

  • a stand mixer, which I use mostly for dough and, sometimes whipping
  • a hand mixer (for things that aren’t dough and I don’t want to mix manually)
  • a small scale
  • different sizes and shapes of baking pans, including loaf pans
  • mixing bowls (or just large bowls – I have plastic, glass, and metal)
  • cookie sheets 
  • pie dishes
  • dry measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cups
  • whisks
  • rubber spatulas (really good for when you don’t want to leave anything in the bowl)
  • rolling pins
  • a baking mat for rolling out dough
  • baking strips
  • a good supply of baking (or parchment) paper (also round for layer cakes)

I can certainly get by without a lot of the above, but it makes baking so much simpler when I just have whatever I need at my fingertips.

In addition to the equipment, there are the baking ingredients that I try to keep in the house at all times: 

  • flour
  • white granulated sugar
  • brown sugar (light/dark – I usually keep dark)
  • confectioners sugar(powdered sugar)
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda 
  • cocoa powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • baking chocolate
  • chocolate chips
  • instant dry yeast
  • vanilla and/or vanilla sugar
  • cooking oil/cooking spray
  • margarine or butter
  • eggs
  • honey
  • instant coffee
  • various extracts (real or imitation)

I also make sure that I have the following on hand to be able to make a variety of fillings, frostings, and toppings:

  • whipping cream
  • powdered pudding mix
  • powdered sugar
  • a good chocolate spread

Then, there is the following to make last-minute quick desserts:

  • packaged pie dough or ready-made pie crusts
  • puff pastry dough

Lastly, it’s not a bad idea to keep fun toppings, such as chopped walnuts, raisins, and the oh-so-important container of sprinkles.

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Apple Pie Spice

Apple pie spice in a bowl next to cinnamon sticks on a white wood table.

Delicious apple pie spice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg


  1. Place cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl
  2. Mix well.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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