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Spice mix for apples recipe

Spice mix for apples recipe

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Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon together for a lovely spice blend. Sprinkle some over sliced apples in a pie or use in apple turnovers.

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IngredientsMakes: 2 tablespoons

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon in a small bowl. Store in a sealed jar.

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by Scotdog

Delish! I love to make spice mixes homemade. This one is wonderful! I have been using it in my apple cider and also my oatmeal.-24 Dec 2007

by sweetiesmj

I had apples for a pie today but no apple pie spice. I followed the recipe and...WOW...the aroma...apples & Autumn in a jar! I love this spice and will share it in my holiday food gift baskets I make! Thank you.-31 Aug 2008


My favorite spice company discontinued their apple pie spice mix, and I was at a loss. Lo and behold, this spice mix is even better, fresher, and more flavorful! This is so good, I included it in the goodie baskets my husband and I gave this holiday season. The recipients loved it! One comment was "Now my pies taste like a bakery pie!" Thank you, RobertaJ!-22 Jul 2008

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Toss it with apples for a delicious pie filling, stir it into whipped cream or frosting for a festive fall dessert topping, or sprinkle it over sliced fruit or buttered toast for a dressed-up snack. You could even add it to your coffee for an at-home PSL experience.

What are the best apples to use in a cake?

The best baking apples are the ones that are sweet and also tart in taste. You will want to pick firm, sweet/tart cooking apples that will stand up to the heat and not turn into mush. The most delicious and popular one is the Granny Smith apple. For good reason because these apples hold up well in a pie and have that delicious sweet-tart taste that we all love.

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In this recipe, I used two different types of apples. Similarly, I like to do this also when I’m baking a pie. I love the contrasting taste of two different apples. This Easy Apple Cake using a box mix recipe uses both sweet/tart Jersey Mac apples and crisp/sweet Gala apples for a wonderful taste combo.

Here are some other apples that will go well in this apple cake recipe:

  • Granny Smith
  • Jonagold
  • Honey Crisp
  • Pink Lady
  • Fuji
  • McIntosh

Apple Pie Spice – Frequently Asked Questions

Apple pie spice is a blend of the following spices cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cardamon.

Cardamon has a unique citrusy flavor profile. It pairs with with cinnamon and nutmeg. If you don’t care for the spice it can be left out, but the flavor will be altered.

The spice blend is slightly different. Both blends are cinnamon dominant. Apple pie spice usually includes nutmeg, allspice and cardamon. Pumpkin pie spice includes ginger, nutmeg, allspice and ground cloves.

Apple Pie Chex™ Mix

Skip this pie and make a different kind of apple-flavored Thanksgiving desert. This fall Chex Mix recipe adds a festive seasonal flavor to a fun snack.

  • 3 cups Cinnamon Chex&trade cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex&trade cereal
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups dried or freeze-dried apples, coarsely chopped if necessary
  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and walnuts.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter on High 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg uncovered for about 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly. Pour over cereal mixture stir until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Sprinkle apples evenly over cereal mixture.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and shortening uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture let stand until set. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight container.
  • Recipe/Ingredient Facts: Freeze-drying is another method of dehydrating. Freeze-dried apples will be crispier and lighter because they contain less moisture than regular dried apples.
  • Techniques: For easy drizzling, spoon the melted white vanilla baking chips into a small food-storage bag. Snip off one tiny bottom corner and squeeze the melted chips over the cereal mixture.

Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70) Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g) Cholesterol 5mg Sodium 115mg Total Carbohydrate 27g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 17g) Protein 2g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 6% Iron 15%

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate 0 Vegetable 0 High-Fat Meat 2 Carbohydrate Choice

MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils 0 oz-eq Grains 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Serve the cake warm drizzled with the caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream—or all three for a decadent treat.

  1. Leftover cake can be stored in the refrigerator for four to five days and eaten warm or cold. To rewarm, cover the cake with foil and pop it in a 350 F/180 C/Gas 4 oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. The cake also freezes well. Slice it into squares and freeze the individual squares on a parchment-lined sheet pan. When they are completely frozen, transfer them to freezer-safe bags or containers. The whole cake also can be frozen in this manner. Freeze for up to four months.
  3. To reheat, thaw the cake at room temperature for about an hour and reheat in a heated 350 F/180 C/Gas 4 oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until it's warm.
  4. Store leftover caramel sauce in a clean jar and refrigerate. Rewarm when you want to use it or let it come to room temperature.

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Basically a poke cake is any cake that you literally poke holes in after baking with the intention of pouring something sweet, syrupy or creamy over the cake so it fills in the holes. Popular fillings include sweetened condensed milk, pastry cream, fudge, or in our case fruit. Poke cakes popped up in American kitchens around 1970, when they were featured in a Jell-O advertisement. They've been around ever since and seem to be having a moment recently, with lots of inventive recipes showing up all over the place.

Tip: Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke your holes. Any shaped handle will do, even if you have a thin handle just poke in concentric circles until you get the size hold you're looking for.

Apple spice dump cake is one of our favorite recipes.

4 cups peeled and chopped apples (I use golden delicious)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup caramel ice cream topping (the kind in the jar)

1 (15.25 ounce) spice cake mix

12 tablespoons butter, melted

1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl toss the chopped apples with the ground cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and spread the apples in the pan. Pour the caramel ice cream topping over the apples. Spread the dry spice cake mix over the caramel and apples. Spread out with a knife. Pour the butter over the dry cake mix. Try to get all the cake mix wet with the butter. Add pecans on top and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes 1 cake. Enjoy!

Apple pie spice with cardamom or without?

Cardamom can be an expensive spice that isn&rsquot commonly found in a spice rack. I almost always have it on hand though because I use it to make Homemade Chai Tea. But even though I almost always have cardamom on hand, I occasionally leave it out when feeling nostalgic because my grandmother did not use it in her pie recipe. I usually include it though because my daughter and I love the flavor of cardamom. That is the beauty of homemade spices mixes &ndash you can tailor them to suit your taste, traditions, or the spices you have on hand.

I recommend you use this apple pie spice recipe without the cardamom if you don&rsquot have it on hand. See if you like the flavor combination. If you do, then you know you don&rsquot need to pick up any cardamom. If you don&rsquot, then pick up a bottle of cardamom and add it to the recipe.