Apple Pie Spice
I am not sure where I picked up my love of apple pie spice fragrance … perhaps because my grandmother made a killer apple pie. Back then we grew our own apples and they came ripe and best in the fall so we canned a lot of them through the winter.
Making apple sauce, pies, chutney and pomander were holiday favorites.
When I got older and into potpourri and simmers my favorite was always a spicy mixture of cinnamon and clove.
I suppose tweaking my own favorites spices into the traditional blends left me with my favorite for Apple Pie.
Making your own spice is fun and the big plus is you have control over what quality spices you use. After all not all spice is created the same
I store my spices in little square PET jars.
What is a PET jar you ask?
PET means Polyethylene Terephthalate. So now you see why they shorten it to PET … PET is a food safe, recyclable material that contains no BPA.
These little beauties are square.
I LOVE SQUARE.
They store better everywhere. In my freezer, on pantry shelves and since they are food safe I use them for everything in every room of the house. They are sturdy, the lids have a little foam liner that makes them fairly air tight.
So where do you buy them?
Wholesale of course! These pictured are the 8 oz size they also come in 16 oz, 4 oz.
The size range from about 2.5” to 3.75” square.
I love the dome lids because they seem more decorative to me … but you can buy the flat top if you prefer.
Cost the 4 and 8 oz. are around $1 each with shipping included the 16 oz. is around $1.50.
The supplier address is:
These also come in 16 oz., 32 oz., and 42 oz. and half gallon from a different supplier. I use those in my pantry and freezer to store flour, beans, rice etc.
- 4 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp. ground clove
- Mix all well and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
- I buy my cinnamon from Costco in bulk because I use it often.
- My other spices I buy in bulk also.
- They are usually fresher and much less expensive.
- My first go to is Winco bulk section.
- If they do not carry it online I use myspicesage.com they have just about everything at very competitive prices.